Posts Tagged ‘water’

MONDAY — Get on the bus and rally against fracking!

Are You Fracking Mad?

Then Get On The Bus!


Protect Our Water

From Fracking

Food & Water Watch is coordinating a bus to Albany to make sure Governor Cuomo and our legislators know that New Yorkers don’t want the gas industry fracking with our water.

Josh Fox – Director of Gasland will be there!

Will you?

Monday, April 11, 2011
Bus leaving from Brooklyn 6:30 am

For more information or to reserve your seat please contact

Eric Weltman, Food & Water Watch Organizer at 718-943-9085


GASLAND: Screening and Pipeline Discussion, Saturday, 11/6 (4-7:30)

Gasland Screening & Pipeline Discussion

Saturday, November 6, 2010 – 4:00pm

NO Gas Pipeline is pleased to announce the screening of GASLAND in Jersey City!

On Saturday, NO Gas Pipeline will be hosting a screening of GASLAND, the documentary which exposes the dangerous drilling practice known as “Fracking” which is used to extract natural gas from shale.  Fracking is polluting our water supply with toxins – Fracking is happening in the Marcellus Shale (adjacent to New Jersey) and it endangers our water supply.

The increase of the supply of natural gas in the region is the major reason why Spectra Energy wants to build a pipeline through the middle of Jersey City.

There will also be a panel discussion featuring Jersey City Mayor Jerramiah T. Healy,  Councilman Sottolano, Councilman Fulop, Councilwoman Richardson, Councilman-At-Large Velazquez and Mike Benard, Founder of

Date:  November 6
Time:  4:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Doors Open 3 PM


Loew’s Jersey Theatre
54 Journal Square, Jersey City, NJ 07306 (map)


$10 Donation
Children under 15 accompanied by an adult are free

Please consider that your online donation of at least $10 will give you admittance to see Gasland. Click here or the “Donate” button below to donate by credit card, debit card or by PayPal. Print and bring your donation receipt as proof of donation.

About the film:

“The largest domestic natural gas drilling boom in history has swept across the United States. The Halliburton-developed drilling technology of “fracking” or hydraulic fracturing has unlocked a “Saudia Arabia of natural gas” just beneath us. But is fracking safe? When filmmaker Josh Fox is asked to lease his land for drilling, he embarks on a cross-country odyssey uncovering a trail of secrets, lies and contamination. A recently drilled nearby Pennsylvania town reports that residents are able to light their drinking water on fire. This is just one of the many absurd and astonishing revelations of a new country called GASLAND. Part verite travelogue, part expose, part mystery, part bluegrass banjo meltdown, part showdown.”

Editorial note: And if you’re looking for a tasty vegetarian Indian meal after the show, BLS ELS blogger recommends Sapthagiri, right down the street from the theater!

Update from today’s ELS meeting

At today’s ELS meeting we:

discussed a possible cold weather boat ride
learned about volunteer opportunities for next semester coordinated by the 1L delegates
celebrated the rad ELS blog
became informed about a new environmental research opportunity
enjoyed delicious hummus and local apples.

Please stay tuned to BLS Connect and the blog for more information about ways to get more involved with the BLS ELS!

Gulf Coast Oil Spill Panel at Columbia Law School, TONIGHT (10/6/10)

Join the Columbia Environmental Law Center for a thoughtful and illuminating panel discussion on the environmental, legal and public health ramifications of the Gulf Coast Oil Spill.

Panel speakers include:
Oluseyi Fayanju – researcher on Louisiana Wetlands, Environmental Defense Fund
Howard Rosenbaum – Environmental Science, Columbia University
Dorothy Peteet  Environmental Science, Columbia University
Julia LeMense – attorney, Environmental Law Center

This event is FREE and open to the public.

Gulf Coast Oil Spill Panel
Columbia University Law School, Jerome Greene Hall Room 103 – 435 W 116th Street
7:00 – 8:30pm

NY Times asks questions about fracturing

The NY Times had an editorial about hydraulic fracturing last week.  At Congress’s request, the EPA is about to start a second study into the environmental and human health effects of the process, after its first investigation was criticized for being superficial and slanted-toward industry interests.  Hydraulic fracturing is an issue with very real impacts  for New York State, because of the interest in using the process to extract natural gases from the Marcellus Shale, which stretches from Pennsylvania to lower New York State.

The NY Times has taken the somewhat middle-ground position that while “carefully regulated” hydraulic fracturing should be permitted in the Marcellus Shale, the New York City watershed should be offlimits.  You can read the full article  (and form your own opinion!) at