Frack Free New York
Frack Free Nation
Ride the Hudson Valley Bus with stops possible in
Albany - Catskill – Saugerties – Kingston – Rosendale – New Paltz
To Washington D.C. on July 28, 2012
To purchase your seat go to this website:
Then contact Chrys Countryman to sign up for the bus, reserve your seat, and get further details.
( phone: 443 896 6582 email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Seats are $60.00 each, but donations are welcome. The more donations we receive the more low cost seating we can offer. Inquire with Chrys at the above for more information.
Ride with us for a memorable day of action in Washington D.C.
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for updates and announcements
Since we will be getting into Washington at around 10 am and the rally is at 2 pm there will be some time to spend in the nation’s capital.
For added value, the Hudson Valley Bus will stop at the newly installed Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial.
You are invited to bring a picnic lunch and then join in a Walk about Water through the National Mall on the way to the Rally (This is optional). The bus will also stop closer to the rally site for those who prefer.
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Send a check by July 18th written to:
Frack Free Nation
Attn: Chrys Countryman
15 Rast Rd
Shokan, NY 12481
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On Wednesday, June 27th People from across the Southeren Tier will come together in Horseheads, NY to take action against fracking. For more info click on event flier pdf or go to Facebook event page HERE.
For more Info -
This is A Peaceful (non-arrestable) Direct Action and we encourage you to bring your entire family.
Frack Free Nation, Inc.
For Immediate Release:
Emergency Call to Action: Frack Free Nation Stands with The Southern Tier –Not in Anyone’s Backyard
6/20/12 11 a.m. – West Capitol Lawn – The Capitol, Albany, NY
Contact: Abram Loeb (607) 693-1150 home (607) 343-9016 cell
On Wednesday, June 20, 2012 hundreds of citizens from across New York State will join with residents from the Southern Tier to converge on The Capitol in Albany. They stand united in their opposition to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s plan to allow Shale Gas Fracking in 5 Counties in the Southern Tier (Broome, Chemung, Chenango, Steuben, and Tioga). Frack Free New York and Frack Free Nation will join with many local grassroots groups across the state to demand that Governor Cuomo protect ALL the citizens of NY State.
Frack Free Nation is calling the event, “EMERGENCY CALL TO ACTION: Frack Free Nation Stands Firm with the Southern Tier – NOT IN MY BACK YARD – NOT IN ANYONE’S!!! – KEEP THE PRESSURE ON – Let’s GET LOUD!!!”
According to the New York Times, Governor Cuomo plans to go ahead with environmentally destructive Horizontal FRACKING in some areas of NYS. Since no serious study has been done on the cumulative public health impacts of the gas extraction industry and the proposed DEC rules and regulations are being formulated without that critical information, this is totally unacceptable. “We know from experience once the industry gets its foot in the door that safety and environmental standards will not improve without a pitched battle at every point. The Marcellus and Utica Shale reaches across most of New York State. Someday your home town will be next in line. This is a critical time to speak up,” said organizer Abram Loeb of Afton, NY
The group is demanding that Governor Cuomo withdraw the inadequate and incomplete Environmental Impact Statement (rd SGEIS)!!! They are demanding an independent study on the cumulative public health impacts of the gas and oil extraction industry!!! “Sacrifice Zones are not acceptable!” “No Demonstration Districts!!!” “IT IS A CRIME to (allow industry to) POISON ANY OF US!!!!” “If it isn’t safe everywhere, it isn’t safe anywhere!!!”
They also are demand that The NYS SENATE ACT NOW to protect our health before the end of the 2012 legislative session in just two days. They call on the Senate to pass the Sen. Tony Avella’s BAN bill (S4220) which is before them now.
Frack Free Nation, Inc., a non-profit, grassroots citizens’ group has gained notoriety for sponsoring “Peaceful Direct Action” events and rallies at the Capitol and around New York State, including April 4th – Beyond Dirty Energy, May 15th – Truth or Fracking Consequences Die-IN, and June 5th- Cross My Heart or Hope to Die-IN. The May 15th event resulted in the arrests of Abram Loeb and Joanne Farrell of Occupy Albany. Christina Countryman, of Frack Free Nation and Walk About Water, asks, “How Many Grandmothers (and grandchildren) Will it Take to Get Governor Cuomo to Change His Mind? I’m “dying” to know. If you are too, tell the grandmas and bring a blanket to Albany on Wednesday, and we’ll find out, plan on coming either way!”
The group will hold a press conference and rally featuring voices of citizens from the Southern Tier of NY beginning at
11 a.m., followed by a rally and action in The War Room outside Governor Cuomo’s office.
For more information and updates go to www.frackfreenation.org
or visit FrackFreeNation’s event page on Facebook.
EMERGENCY CALL TO ACTION: Frack Free Nation Stands Firm with the Southern Tier – NOT IN MY BACK YARD – NOT IN ANYONE’S!!! – KEEP THE PRESSURE ON – Let’s GET LOUD!!!
lt was reported last Wednesday by the NY TIMES that Governor Cuomo has a plan to move ahead with Fracking in some areas of NY(5 Southern Tier Counties of Broome, Chenango, Chemung, Steuben and Tioga).
On Wednesday, June 20, 2012, Join Frack Free New York and Frack Free Nation in Albany to let Cuomo know: IT IS A CRIME to POISON US!!!!
Demand a withdrawal of the rd SGEIS!!! Demand an independent health study!!!
Let the NYS SENATE know 2 days before they end their 2012 session,
They need to ACT NOW to protect our health… Pass the BAN bill(S4220) now!!!
They need to ACT NOW to protect our health… Pass the BAN bill(S4220) now!!!
11 AM – Washington St. Albany, NY – Meet at West Capitol Park or at the Capitol Building vestibule on Washington Street in case of rain. more TBA
Facebook Event Page - http://www.facebook.com/events/236747446428193/
Powerful Video from Truth or The Fracking Consequences Die IN 5/15 Frack Free Nation’s Peaceful Day of Action..featuring arrests of Bram Fractivista Loeb OF Frack Free Nation and Joanne Farrell of Occupy Albany… supported by Christina Lee Countryman, Bess Path, Joyce Bellotti, and others from the Walk About Water…. Joel Tyner, Colia Clark, Rema Loeb, Eyad Alkurabi, Kayla the Frack Free Fairy…and Joan Walker of Sovereign People’s Action Network and Frack Free Catskills… Amy Trumpeter of Red Wing Black Bird Theater, Bob Ohrvall, Jan and Matt Hansen and their daughters Melody and Violet, Linda and Pete Bevilaqua, Howard Neville Rolls and Lisa Barr …and others whose names we do not know…… Great THANKS to Tom Frost for support and Excellent Video Skills…and Vera Scroggins for editing…VIDEO HERE:
The Gifts of a Healthy New York or the Fracking Consequences
DIE IN – 5/15 – ALBANY, NY
PROGRAM OF EVENTS:
Please share, print and post, we are doing our best on limited funds and every bit you can do is a huge help. Big gratitude!
4 Postcard Size PDF for printing…June 5 x 4
Reverse Side for printing…postcard back page
Full Poster PDF for printing… poster cap
Program of events ….6-5 Program
Letter In Support of Grassroots Peaceful Day of Action from Civil Rights Activist and NYS Green Party 2012 Candidate for US SENATE ~ COLIA CLARK
The protest at Albany on Tuesday, 5/15 was awesome. I measure all my work by the spirit of the group. Frack Free Nation is committed to the chosen task with a spirit that is so powerfully energized to make the goal change called for. Thank you and the gathered forces for the hard work. especially, I want to thank the “Frack Poster Children” who spoke. I visualize them on posters across the world telling the elders “We may be young….but we are listening.” Reminded me of the christian biblical statement that refers to youth as becoming weaker but wiser.
The deadly and quite evil method of blowing holes through the earth shale for whatever reason is unacceptable. In the case of “fracking for oil”, it is a deadly evil of arrogant minds that have no respect for the planet or human life. I say this because there is no earthly reason for drilling at all. It is far less expensive and safe to use the above ground sources of energy that God provides in an everlasting abundance, water, wind, sun, vegetables and the leavings of pigs plus more. New York State has an abundance of all of these powerful energy sources. Only an irresponsibly dangerous mind would avoid them.
Scientific studies of the EPA have confirmed findings that hydrofracking provides an immediate potential for contamination of ground water and rivers that are the major source for drinking water in the USA. EPA has confirmed contaminating of drinking water wells in Pennsylvania. In this same area there are scores of reports of cancers and other bodily harm caused by this deadly form of blasting holes in Mother Earth using toxins and gases.
Given this creditable evidence from a creditable government agency with a proven track record, why would the President of the United State of America and the Governor of New York State push through legislation to continue and promote increased use of this deadly fracking by corporate companies. It is plain that the thinking of President Obama and Governor Como is filled with holes. Either fracking is safe or its not safe.
On May 3, 2012, president Obama signs on to legislation to continue the deadly assault on planet earth, the only home of human beings. He is hell bent on increasing the fracking with its deadly toxins and gases. President Obama and Governor Como are two men sitting on a limb chatting and grinning as to who is going to get the most money as they cut off the limb they are sitting on. We should inform the Governor and the President that the citizens of New York will not let them cut off the limb we are sitting on. Planet earth is our only limb and all the money in the world cannot buy US. We love ourselves, our children and our planet too much to sell.
Folk, our governor and president are caught in the classic tale from the levee and dam wars of 1927 when the great back water flood devastated the Delta Region of USA from New Orleans to Cairo, Illinois. The Mississippi river system showed her discontent backing her way from the Gulf coast up the great Mississippi river with her powerful water rising as she moved. She lay her bed across more than 8 US states, refusing to get up for months on end. During the river’s violent and deadly protest levees were built to hold the water. Not every planter was pleased with levees. Those planters up the river wanted the levees. While planters down the river protested the levees.
During the violent argument over levee construction, a candidate for governor in Mississippi was travelling through the country inspecting the levees. He had over and over again sided with the group where he was speaking. Moving back and forth on his position. On one of his stops he was faced with both groups of Planters and pointedly asked to take a position. The governor had to take a side. So, he walked out on to the levee and this is what he decided. “When I’m up the dam I’m fer the dam. When I’m down the dam, I’m against the dam. Now I’m standing on the dam and I don’t give a dam. Jest get me my money.” This is obviously the position of Governor Como and president Obama. They are following the money trail. They are not protecting the interest of the people of the State and nation.
People of New York and the nation have no choice but to protest this deadly fracking. They now move as they did in the 1960′s civil rights and peace struggles. It a powerful ground swell building to block these evil greedy corporate monsters who would destroy our water,land and all life. Today, we see two arrested, tomorrow two hundred and on and on to two hundred thousand. In the words of the beautiful and courageous folk singer, we Move out knowing that, “it isn’t nice to block the doorways, it isn’t nice to go to jail. There are nicer ways to do it but the nice ways always fail. It isn’t nice.” Fracking ain’t nice. Cancer and diseases caused by fracking ain’t nice. Deadly drinking water ain’t nice. Dead animals and humans on dead farm Land ain’t nice. We who believe in freedom must march and fight not caring about nice.
As US Senator from the State of New York, I will push for legislation which makes it a crime to drill holes for oil, gas, coal. I will fight against the construction of oil pipelines hauling the deadly fuel from one of end of USA to the other. This must be made illegal. Let there be no question in your minds that I will fight for legislation which makes its illegal to engage in the development of nuclear power plants. I will fight for legislation to close every nuclear power plant in the nation. I will fight for the funds for scientists to uncover ways to remove nuclear waste in our life time.
America does not need to cut off the limb on which it sits. America has an abundance of solar, wind, water and vegetable resources available to create enough energy for America and the world. I will fight for the use of these God given resources. I will fight for a new community and school partnership which will free our youth to become literate and skilled in energy technology and resources. These youth will be put to work building solar, wind, water and energy technology all across the nation. There are jobs a plenty in building needed energy sources for USA communities, if only we would use our minds and not our greed to build the USA.
Real People Change Does Not Rattle.
In Solidarity With FrackFreeNation,
FRACK FREE NATION
By Bram Loeb, Summarized April 19 by Chrysalis
FRACK FREE NATION – Beyond Dirty Energy – A Time To Break The Silence….
and Ask For What We Want!!!
On April 4th, 2012, a group of committed activists and grassroots citizens came to Albany to deliver the message, “HONOR the Water of Life – Move toward Clean Energy NOW!!! “…And to honor the memory of Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and his dream of 44 years.
*Over 500 Capital District residents including state workers and school children on their lunch hour, in The West Capitol Park in Albany were treated to inspirational speakers and music throughout the day. The event was organized by Frack Free New York and Frack Free Nation, a growing national grassroots movement.
*About 3 dozen grassroots people from all around New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Michigan, and California came together under the banner, FRACK FREE NATION, representing members of Occupy Albany, Occupy Binghamton, Occupy Rochester, Occupy Wall Street, Walk About Water, Frack Free Catskills, SPAN(Sovereign People’s Action Network), Food Not Bombs, Move To Amend, Save Rock Foundation, Frack Free California, Frack Free Pennsylvania, Frack Free New York, Joel Tyner For Congress, enrolled Lakota and Paiute Shoshone tribal members
*Founder Abram Loeb seeks to give a new voice to the grassroots movement for positive change, in honor of all life and water.. In this way we contribute to the process of educating our leaders. We speak from our hearts that we may move beyond dirty energy use and dirty energy wars and protect our water, air, land, food supply and children’s health, for there to be life on earth for the next seven generations to come.
This effort of love was recognized with support from shale gas affected Dimock, PA families.
*JOEL TYNER,. Duchess County Legislator since 2001, and a Democratic candidate for Congress in the newly drawn 19th congressional district.
*CECILE ANN LAWRENCE Green Party of NY 2010 candidate for U.S. Senate,
* WALK ABOUT WATER a feral women’s action group in service to future generations
*Retired Philadelphia Police Chief, CAPTAIN RAY LEWIS, who has recently been arrested for peacefully exercising his first amendment rights at Occupy Wall Street protests.
* PETE SEEGER. By telephone with Abram said, “I am very encouraged that you are doing this. I want to see children, teenagers, parents, and grandparents all coming out for this. Let the people know, We don’t need to grow BIGGER…. We need to grow QUICKER!”
*ABRAM LOEB, founding organizer of www.frackfreenewyork.org and www.frackfreenation.org shared from his personal experiences. “Don’t Waste NY was successful in stopping a nuclear waste dump in NY State in 1989 and 1990, through community outreach, petitioning, lobbying, protesting, bird dogging then Governor Cuomo and also supporting Peaceful Direct Action resulting in arrests in both Cortland and Allegany Counties. While all this was effective at stopping the dump, the movement failed when we failed to go on to shut down the nuclear industry. Maybe we would not be still fighting to shut down Vermont Yankee, Indian Point, and Nine Mile. Maybe we could have changed things before Fukushima. This time we must succeed, our very survival depends on it.”
Abram gave a memorial tribute to the lifetime activist work of his father, a Veteran for Peace, DR. ERIC LOEB (8/5/30 – 3/24/11)
Frack Free Nation has plans to grow, and more events are coming up soon. Come join us. www.frackfreenation.org
*First Nations’ people created and closed our gathering as sacred space.
“We are NOT the Resistance to the SHALE GAS ARMY. We are the Earth and the Water.”
~~~~~~~We are here to remind Governor Cuomo~~~~~~
FRACKING IS UNHEALTHY FOR CHILDREN AND OTHER LIVING BEINGS.
IT IS A CRIME TO POISON US…. CRIMINALIZE FRACKING