Information & Action:
Water withdrawals for gas drilling and fracking uses, NY State: New (2013) NY DEC water withdrawal regulations for NYS, with concerns for Great Lakes Basin area (Finger Lakes), on Rachel Treichler’s New York Water Law blog
Community organizations to join or contact: Dryden Resource Awareness Coalition (DRAC) ; Finger Lakes Clean Water Initiative ; Gas Drilling Awareness for Cortland County (GDACC); Gas Free Seneca; Shaleshock Citizen's Action Coalition provides a full list of community groups and organizations.
Tompkins County, NY documents and decisions: Tompkins County Council of Governments. 2011. Community impact assessment: High volume hydraulic fracturing: http://www.tompkins-co.org/tccog/
Leased property, concerned, want to know about rights and lease termination: The organization Fleased is providing a voice for fellow landholders who leased mineral rights before we knew that shale gas exploitation threatened our land, air, water, and communities: fleased.org
Rights of NY towns to ban gas drilling and fracking: The Community Environmental Defense Council Inc: Advice for your town on a gas drilling ban or moratorium
Challenges to NY towns’ rights to ban gas drilling and fracking: Legal challenges to NY towns’ rights to ban gas drilling and fracking and info on the Town of Dryden NY lawsuit.
Maps of gas leases:
Maps of Bans and Moratoria:
Current High Volume Horizontal Hydraulic Fracturing Drilling Bans and Moratoria in NY State: fracktracker.org - Includes maps and lists of communities that have passed bans, moratoria, or have movements for prohibition. In June of 2013, the Keuka Citizens Against Fracking Shared an updated Moratori map, which you can find here.
Documentaries, Films, Videos, Art:
- David Brown’s clean water video
- Ink Shop, Ithaca NY: No Land Escapes, show curated by Barbara McPhail (2/1-3/29 2013):
- Ithaca youth group song and award February 2013 (link to be added)
- "Yoko Ono and Artists Against Fracking Find Out What Fracking Has Done to Pennsylvania"- (Josh Fox via Vimeo)-
- "If You Don’t Feel Hopeful, You’re Not Doing Enough" (Moms Clean Air Force Blog)-
- Gasland the Movie (community impacts, science, maps)
- "Streams Below Fracking Wastewater Treatment Show Elevated Salts, Metals, Radioactivity"-Science Daily Article from Duke University
- Pete Seeger, age 94 singing "This land is your land", with a no fracking in NY verse at the end.
Cornell University Cooperative Extension Natural Gas Resource Center provides a full spectrum of information about gas drilling and fracking.
River Network "Hydraulic Fracturing and Water Resources" (2012): http://www.rivernetwork.org/resource-library/river-voices-hydraulic-fracturing-water-resources-2012