What supporters of pipelines and compressor are missing… Recently at a local town meeting, I presented a Pennsylvania report: Summary on Compressor Stations and Health Impacts (links to PDF file for download) *. I mentioned some of its findings: compressors emit benzene and formaldehyde which are implicated, respectively, in childhood leukemia and asthma as well […]
Bill Huston’s video of the DEC hearing in Oneonta is linked to here: Jeff Taggart’s comments may be found in Part 1 of 4 at timecode 20:40. See link to Playlist at upper left of video, you can skip to other parts from there. If you don’t want to look at all four hours, you
Over the past seven years, The New Franklin Register has offered articles that attempted to help our readers to understand the relationship between energy supplies and the economy. In our issue in Spring of this year (NFR #22, Spring 2014), I laid out a brief history of energy use and tried to describe how fossil
Back in 2007, when The New Franklin Register started publishing, our focus was often on Peak Oil. As we sought to explain, Peak Oil refers to the moment when the amount of crude oil that can be extracted from the earth reaches its maximum and starts to decline. We also discussed the dire consequences likely
Sunday, June 9th, was the first clear, warm day after nearly a week of cold and rain. Even so, over two hundred and fifty people came to the Walton Theatre that afternoon to see Gasland Part II, a two hour film, then stayed for another hour to discuss it with the director,
By Eugene Marner What the Landmen Don’t Tell About Shale Gas and Money When discussion about drilling for natural gas in our neighborhood began a few years ago, many understandably saw dollar signs in their future. But it turns out that, along with the environmental dangers, there are many financial perils that come with fracking.
…or live to regret it? A short while ago, I drove down Route 17 to Middletown, NY, in order to meet my daughter at the train station there. Route 17 is being “upgraded” to Interstate 86 at a cost of who knows how many gazillions of taxpayer dollars. According to the New York State DOT