Tag Archives: NY state food shed

Send the fracking message 6/25!

from member Tony: The big NYC Rally to Ban Fracking is coming up on Saturday, June 25, 1pm at Foley Square in downtown Manhattan. Diverse people and groups are joining together to demand a permanent ban on fracking, a form … Continue reading

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From Speaker Quinn’s office

Quinn’s food proposals moving forward. Rather late notice for public hearings scheduled for Monday. Below from her email blast: February 25, 2011 Dear New Yorker, This┬áMonday (Feb. 28th) at 1 p.m. in the 14th Floor Committee Room at 250 Broadway … Continue reading

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Quinn Communicates with Cooperatives

Photos and summary from roving reporter Lippe: Last Thursday 1/21, New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn visited the monthly meeting of the Food Co-op Alliance NYC, to discuss her recently announced Foodworks plan, and receive feedback from NYC co-ops … Continue reading

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Hydro-fracking Moratorium Passes NY State Legislature

The 6 month moratorium bill which passed the NY Assembly last night must still be signed by the governor, which is likely to happen. Reuters has more details on the bill’s passage. Here and here is previous coverage of this … Continue reading

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Gas drilling threatens New York’s food shed

The Park Slope Food Co-op alerted us to a serious consequence of drilling for natural gas in shale across NY State and Pennsylvania using a process called hydrofracking. Read more in this Propublica article about exactly what’s involved and sign … Continue reading

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