Would you like some fossil fuels with your fossil fuels? How about some diesel on the side along with that fracking fluid toxic cocktail? Yes, you read that correctly. I bet you didn’t know that diesel is yet another chemical additive injected into the ground by fracking companies.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has rejected the vast majority of clean water funds which Governor Andrew Cuomo sought to divert to construction costs associated with the New New York Bridge.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 08/22/2014 - 10:04am.
A new poll shows that the people who would be impacted by fracking – residents of the Southern Tier and Hudson Valley – strongly oppose it. Despite the industry funneling millions into bullying New York into drilling, the results aren’t even close: 51 to 35.
Governor Cuomo was emboldened recently when his raid on federal dollars dedicated for our communities clean water infrastructure was approved by the obscure Public Authorities Control Board (PACB), even as one member who voted yes continued to express criticisms and disapproval.
On July 16, the Public Authorities Control Board (PACB) will vote on Governor Andrew Cuomo’s dangerous plan to raid more than a half billion in public dollars meant for our clean water infrastructure to instead help pay for a new Tappan Zee Bridge. The PACB should reject the proposal and elected representatives should demand that Governor Cuomo finally be forthcoming with how the public will be impacted by his plans.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 07/01/2014 - 3:27pm.
Why would the agency in charge of funding clean water projects vote unanimously to divert $511 million on hand to construct a bridge when, by their own admission, we face an over $36 billion shortfall in clean water funding over the next 20 years?