Tag Archives: water pollution

Yes! Gov. Cuomo Bans Fracking!

On December 17, 2014, New York State officially dashed the hopes of hydrofracking companies looking to tap into the rich natural gas deposits of the Marcellus Shale. Governor Cuomo cited environmental and health concerns as the basis for his decision … Continue reading

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Microbeads — At What Cost Beauty?

An article in yesterday’s edition of The Buffalo News caught my attention. Living near the Lake Ontario shore as I have for going on 60 years, I am especially concerned about the health of the Great Lakes. You don’t have … Continue reading

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A Victory for Clean Water

At least for now. My local paper reported this morning that the New York State Assembly has voted in a bill placing a 2-year moratorium on hydrofracking the Utica and Marcellus Shale formations to allow officials enough time to study … Continue reading

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Portland Protests Coal Exports

I rarely gave coal a thought or regarded it as anything more than a resource that miners extract from the mountains of West Virginia and Pennsylvania. With no miners or power plant operators in my family tree, coal was merely an … Continue reading

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Oil Spills in Lower Mississippi River Valley

Please click on the following link: http://lmrk.org/issues/oil-and-chemical-spills/overflight-of-leaking-taylor-wells.html The article and photos speak for themselves. Water safety is so important to every facet of life on this planet. Good people and organizations like Robert Kennedy Jr. and the Waterkeeper Alliance fight … Continue reading

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Fighting the Plastic Pollution Menace — Kyra Sedgwick Takes the Lead

Anyone who knows me knows that I faithfully watch MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” news program every weekday morning. The show’s guest list frequently includes people making a difference in the fight to save our oceans, a cause dear to my heart. It … Continue reading

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Save the Clean Water Act!

The Waterkeepers Alliance website recently published a link to a New York Times op-ed describing the challenges facing the nearly 40-year-old Clean Water Act. I cannot believe that anyone would fail to recognize the importance of clean water to people, animals … Continue reading

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Have You Heard of the Waterkeeper Alliance?

I didn’t know much about them other than their name until I decided to follow the actor Edward James Olmos on Twitter. He’s a big supporter of the group and proudly tweets their accomplishments, so I decided to check them out. … Continue reading

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The Great Law

This past week I watched the Sundance Channel’s broadcast of the documentary “Waterlife.” Waterlife examines how 21st Century society affects the creatures that call the waters of the Great Lakes home. Before watching this movie, I never knew that it takes water 350 years … Continue reading

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