Posts Tagged ‘Environmental Protection Agency’

Frack You!

Written by City Arts on . Posted in Arts & Film, Film

‘FRACKNATION’ DEBATES THE GREENSHIRTS—AND WINS By Gregory Solman In Fracknation, Irish investigative journalist Phelim McAleer finds a combustible metaphor for the contrived controversy of hydraulic fracturing in the footage of the Sautner family hustlers of Pennsylvania. McAleer couldn’t politely interview the couple without Craig threatening a lawsuit (apparently emboldened by the radical National Resources Defense [&hellip
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Is Lower Manhattan at Risk for Contamination?

Written by Alissa Fleck on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

Hurricane Sandy has long since passed, but concern remains over lasting environmental hazards Though the waters have receded after Hurricane Sandy, many downtown residents may be facing a yet-unseen but potentially hazardous problem as a result of the severe flooding. Congressman Jerrold Nadler, who represents Lower Manhattan communities hit especially hard by the storm, has [&hellip
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WEST SIDE AIR POLLUTED

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit

A city report detailed street-level pollutants in the five boroughs, and the Upper West Side was found to be one of the dirtiest neighborhoods. Though West Side auto traffic certainly contributes to pollution levels—the neighborhood is packed with traffic from the West Side Highway and Broadway—the survey found that oil-burning furnaces are a big culprit. [&hellip
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