Exclusive: Anti-Fracking Filmmaker Josh Fox Arrested In Finger Lakes Protest
The creator of the award-winning film ‘Gasland’ was just arrested at a protest in rural New York. Here’s the mini-documentary he made on the eve of his arrest.
- The main finding of our research is that unconventional gas wells are disproportionately located in the communities with environmental justice concerns in one state. Results consistently indicated that census tracts with potential exposure to pollution from unconventional wells have significantly higher percent of poor population in Pennsylvania. Our results confirm previous environmental justice studies and indicate that the poor are the most affected population group.
After 15 years, Dr. John O’Connor has been told his medical services are no longer needed in Fort Chipewyan.
On Friday evening, the famous doctor was told by the northern hamlet’s Nunee Health Authority that his consulting services would be coming to an end. Two other doctors – “They’re really good physicians,” he says – will continue his role.
McHugh in favor of EPA report on the effects of fracking
The Minister of State with Special Responsibility for Natural Resources is defending an EPA report currently being conducted into the effects of fracking on the environment in the Northwest.
Joe McHugh was present at a meeting of Leitrim and Cavan County Councillors yesterday, where opposition to hydraulic fracturing was highlighted to Energy Minister Alex White.
Fears over the comprehensiveness of the EPA report were outlined when it was made clear that no decision regarding the future of fracking in the Northwest would be made until after the results of the study were published – a process that could take in the region of 2 years.
Motion from Cllr Mary Bohan, FF, at a meeting today (Mon, 11th of May) of Leitrim County Council at 11am in Bredagh Old Schoolhouse, Carrigallen, is in conflict with the ban on UGEE in the Leitrim County Development Plan and the recently stated policy
THE TROJAN HORSE!!!
‘The motion should be withdrawn completely at this stage. The first part of the motion, despite being factually correct, is being used as a Trojan horse in order to get the second part through.’
Councillor Mary Bohan, Fianna Fáil, motion on the Agenda of a meeting of Leitrim County Council on Monday, 11th of May at 11am in Bredagh Old School, adjacent to Carrigallen Church of Ireland, Carrigallen, Co. Leitrim:
(a) vote of no confidence in CDM Consortium of researchers appointed by the EPA to carry out the research in relation to fracking.
(b) I further call that Leitrim County Council calls on the Minister of Health and the Taoiseach in the interests of public health to have this research carried out by the Department of Health Chief Medical Officer.