Posts Tagged ‘fracking’

Tapped In: Hydroponic Farming Classroom, Fracking Delay, ADA Lawsuits vs. UWS Merchants

Written by NYPress on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

By Jessica Mastronardi & Joanna Fantozzi Brewer Cuts Ribbon on Hydroponic Farming Classroom On Tuesday, February 12, Upper West Side Council Member Gale Brewer joined students at the Computer School on West 77th Street to cut the ribbon on a brand new hydroponic farming classroom. With the help of $35,000 of discretionary capital funding allocated [&hellip
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Upper West Side Community Cheers Fracking Delay

Written by Joanna Fantozzi on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

 Local residents and elected officials applaud roadblock for hydraulic fracturing drilling in the state Environmental activists and anti-fracking New Yorkers cheered Governor Andrew Cuomo’s announcement that the issuance of the final Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement, which would determine the fate of hydraulic fracturing in New York State, will be delayed. The announcement has been [&hellip
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Frick or Frack?

Written by Armond White on . Posted in Arts & Film, Film

VAN SANT AND DAMON’S PROMISED PROPAGANDA Gus Van Sant must really be out of imagination (or horniness) to make the drab, politically slanted Promised Land. That’s two phony films in a row for Gus, following the 2010 Restless. Promised Land takes on the fracking controversy about drilling for gas in underground shale deposits, using Gus’ [&hellip
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City Arts: Frack You!

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

promised-land-mcdormand-and-damon-300x224 Documentary ‘Fracknation’ debates ‘Gasland,’ ‘Promised Land’ and 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 [&hellip
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West Side Artists Condemn Hydrofracking

Written by West Side Spirit on . Posted in Arts & Film, Breaking News, News Our Town, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

ws_yoko_fracking By Alissa Fleck Artists Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon and Mark Ruffalo, alongside longtime experts in the field, held a press conference today on the Upper West Side on Aug. 29 to promote Artists Against Fracking, an activist project with the aim of raising awareness about the ill effects of hydraulic fracturing (hydrofracking). Hydrofracking is a [&hellip
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Jewish Home and Fracking in Hot Seat at UWS Town Hall

Written by Rebecca Harris on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

More than 100 residents turned out for an Upper West Side town hall meeting July 19, where Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer fielded questions from concerned residents of the West 90s and 100s. The community pressed Stringer, City Council Member Gale Brewer and a panel of officials representing city agencies on such issues as the [&hellip
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State Legislators Call for an End to Fracking

Written by admin on . Posted in Blog, Breaking News, Healthy Manhattan, News Our Town Downtown, Politics, Uncategorized

State Senators Tony Avella, Liz Krueger, and other members of the Senate Democratic Conference gathered on the steps of City Hall to mark the close of the public comment period about the proposed opening ofNew York to fracking.  Fracking, a dangerous gas drilling method, has met overwhelming opposition in New York. The Department of Environmental [&hellip
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