Posts Tagged ‘Hydrofracking’

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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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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City Arts: Frack You!

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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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New York-Based Artists and Researchers Urge Public to Condemn Hydrofracking

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Sean Lennon & Yoko Ono. Photo by Aaron Adler. By Alissa Fleck Artists Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon and Mark Ruffalo, alongside longtime experts in the field, held a press conference today in Manhattan 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 process of extracting gas by blasting [&hellip
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UWS Residents Bring Concerns to Scott Stringer at Town Hall Forum

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

Residents line up to ask Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer questions about issues facing the Upper West Side community. At a packed town hall meeting on the Upper West Side last night, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer fielded questions from concerned residents of the West 90s and 100s. The community came out in full force, pressing Stringer, City Council Member Gale Brewer and a panel of officials representing various city agencies to address their [&hellip
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‘Gasland’ Director Says Cuomo’s Legacy is on the Line

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A seen from Gasland By Mayara Guimaraes Josh Fox has been loudly proclaiming the dangers of hydrofracking with his words and films ever since a gas company sought to lease his family’s land in Pennsylvania several years ago. After he conducted some research into the controversial process, he declined the $100,000 offer and set out to educate others on [&hellip
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