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A Day of Action + Many Voices = Fracking Changes

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By Nadia Steinzor

January 24, 2012

They say that numbers don’t lie—which sure is the truth when it comes to the growing movement against industrial shale gas drilling and hydraulic fracturing. Yesterday in Albany, more than 800 New Yorkers from across the state were out in force for a Hydrofracking Day of Action, a few hundred more than for the event in 2011.

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Tagged with: fracking, hydraulic fracturing, regulation, marcellus shale, new york, legislation

Welcome back, now kill the bill!

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By Nadia Steinzor

January 18, 2012

Yesterday, Pennsylvania state legislators returned to Harrisburg after a long winter break—and were given a resounding welcome from nearly 200 residents and representatives of environmental and citizens organizations. The rally in the Capitol Rotunda sent a loud and clear message to kick off the 2012 legislative session: Kill the Bill that would allow gas operators to do what they please in communities—local rights and protections for people and property be damned.

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Tagged with: marcellus shale, pennsylvania, municipalities, local government, zoning, severance tax

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