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September 22, 2019   |   Ithaca, NY

Risky Business

By | Nov 16, 2014

My heart was pounding as I brushed the excess sand off the jar, and it wasn’t because I was risking trespass charges. It was because I knew there was a chance I was risking my life. Once I screwed the lid on, I frantically brushed my gloves off on my pant leg, and then did the best I could to shake the stuff off my pants. A little voice in my head told me that trying to decontaminate myself was futile, that if I had been smart I would have come here equipped with a mask. It could already be in my lungs.

Commentary: Student discovers benefits of fracking through research

By | Nov 6, 2013

Before coming to Ithaca College, my knowledge of fracking was limited to what I had seen in the 2010 premiere of “Gasland,” a documentary by Josh Fox full of memorable footage of flammable drinking water and heavy claims of its dangers.

Deadline approaches for New York fracking

By | Feb 21, 2013

The decision on whether fracking will be allowed in New York has state residents divided, putting Governor Andrew Cuomo between a rock and a hard place while deciding whether to approve regulations and allow fracking as the state approaches its Feb. 27 deadline.

Mock wedding pokes at fracking corruption

By | Apr 20, 2012

Protests that rail against fracking are not uncommon within the City of Ithaca and on South Hill, but the activism took a different spin Thursday afternoon outside the Campus Center as IC Frack Off hosted a mock wedding to symbolize what members call a corrupt, close relationship between gas companies and the government.

Oil company loses lawsuit against Dryden fracking ban

By | Feb 21, 2012

A state judge ruled today that the Town of Dryden was within its rights to ban hydraulic fracturing, a decision that stopped a lawsuit filed by a Denver-based oil company against the town’s ban.

Arrest pushes fracking debate

By | Feb 13, 2012

In light of anti-fracking filmmaker Josh Fox’s arrest earlier this month, environmental activists at Ithaca College are bringing hydraulic fracturing back into mainstream debate.

Fracking leads to more Pa. crime

By | Nov 11, 2011

While New York state may promote the introduction of hydraulic fracturing as an opportunity to create jobs and boost local economy, towns in Pennsylvania have experienced an upswing in crime since natural gas industries moved into the area.

City of Ithaca considers banning hydraulic fracturing

By | Sep 15, 2011

The City of Ithaca is considering a complete ban of horizontal hydraulic fracturing — also known as fracking — within city limits, while state and federal governments still have not determined whether the natural gas extraction process is safe.