Thursday, December 19, 2013

Fossil Fuels: What Is On Your Plate?

Photo: Beth Lily Redwood

Do our meals reflect what we believe?  Do we love and respect animals?  Are we eating them?  Food for thought....
Move toward a more vegan diet.  Start with meatless Mondays!
Help save our planet!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Cornell Profs Give Fossil Fuels an "F"

Well pad on Vial Hill Road, Terry Township, Bradford County, PA
Photo: Carol Manuel

Ithaca, NY — The Cornell University Faculty Senate made a strong statement on Wednesday by adopting a resolution that calls for the University to divest its $5.7B endowment from the top 200 fossil fuel holding companies. These companies control the vast majority of the world’s oil, gas, and coal reserves.

Read more here.

Just what is the natural gas potential for New York State?  Here are some great videos to watch:

How much natural gas is actually available in New York State?  Chip Northrup has an answer:

"Short answer, Nowhere near as much as the gas industry lobbyists lead people to believe. Not even fracking close."

Who is Chip Northrup?
Lives in Texas and Upstate New York. Private investor in real estate, Internet, oil and gas, offshore oil rigs, renewable energy technology. Wharton MBA. Read Full


Sunday, December 8, 2013

Vera Scroggins: A Woman To Be Reckoned With!

Published on Dec 7, 2013

In this modern day David vs Goliath story - 62 year old grandmother and anti fractivist Vera Scroggins is singled out and brought to trial by multibillion dollar corporation Cabot Oil and Gas.
It all came to head after she conducted a celebrity tour of the gas fields of Susquehanna County, PA for Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon, Susan Sarandon, Arun Ghandi and a host of media. This trial  may well be considered a "SLAPP suit" -Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation - a lawsuit that is intended to censor, intimidate, and silence critics by burdening them with the cost of a legal defense until they abandon their criticism or opposition.
Vera's hearing to determine whether there is a permanent injunction is January 27, 2014. Those who value their first amendment rights should comment and share this video - and attend the court proceedings if possible. Contact for details.

We support Vera Scroggins and her efforts to protect human beings and the planet!