Well, I was wrong.
It's much worse than I had thought.
- The existing harms have already been grave,
both here and especially out West:
- people and animals getting sick and dying,
- water supplies being ruined,
- the countryside blighted,
- even the workers on the rigs are victims of exploitation
- This gas drilling works by enclosure.
- It is a transfer of the common wealth (the public commons)
to be harvested and exploited for private gains.
- It is a loss of the sovereignty of local people.
- It equals a loss of democracy.
- The Precautionary Principle states that if the potential of harm is great,
then an action should not be done. This is being ignored by people lusting for profits.
I just saw GASLAND at the Montrose movie theater last night.
This is a fantastic film, very well researched and edited.
And the director Josh Fox was in attendence, and he is
doing much more than simply promoting his film. He is
becoming a leader in the anti-gas drilling movement.
YOU MUST SEE THIS FILM!
There are opportunities to see this movie THIS WEEK and next
all across the Twin Tiers. Check the link above for locations/times.
This film will be playing at
West Middle School in Binghamton
next Tuesday @ 6:30 pm.
Donna Lupardo, our rep for the 126th district of the
NY State Assembly (who is very progressive on many issues)
is saying this on facebook:
``I voted against the moratorium bill (A.10490-A) in committee because I don't think the state legislature should be micromanaging the DEC's work at this stage. We need to let them finish their job and complete the SGEIS in a timely manner. I want to see what the final recommendations are before making any judgments. How... we proceed from there will depend on what DEC does.``
Barbara Fiala, Broome County Executive is also pro-drilling.
So, my idea is to CALL EVERY LOCAL POLITICIAN YOU KNOW
pro-or-against, EMAILS -- PHONE CALLS -- FAXES -- IN PERSON
and get their committment to see GASLAND at one of these locations.
Binghamton State Office Building
17th Floor Binghamton, NY 13901
Sixth Floor, Broome County Office Building, 60 Hawley Street, 13902
William Huston WilliamAHuston@gmail.com
Binghamton NY Phone: 607-321-7846
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