Crude oil ships imperil the Hudson

Lohud | April 20, 2014 | Op-ed by Marisol H. Stokes

How many more indignities must our dear Hudson River suffer before sanity takes hold and those in positions of power act decisively?

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Martinez Environmental Group: The oil, pick your poison

Martinez News-Gazette | April 20, 2014 | Op-ed by Guy Cooper

Two types of North American crude will roll through our towns. There’s the Bakken crude fractured from the shale beds of North Dakota and the oil/tar sand derivatives rent from the wilds of Alberta, Canada. The former has the potential to vaporize you and your neighborhood. The latter can slowly render your land and water and body uninhabitable.

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Inside Politics: Dueling emails over crude oil consultant

Times Union | April 17, 2014 | Column by Alysia Santo

A disagreement about how to handle the influx of crude oil at the Port of Albany has been brewing between two of Albany County's most powerful officials for weeks, mostly under the radar. With the click of the send button, that all changed.

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Oil media blitz uses poll to build local support for fracking, expansion of shale gas drilling

Times Union | April 17, 2014 | Column by Jennifer A. Dlouhy

Washington - The oil industry's leading trade group broadened its pitch beyond the Beltway on Thursday, rolling out new advertisements and a series of state polls highlighting widespread support for domestic energy development from New York to Nevada.

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Scrutiny urged for oil terminal plan

Times-Herald-Record | April 17, 2014 | Column by James Walsh

Environmentalists are pressing Gov. Andrew Cuomo to require a full environmental impact review of Global Cos.' plans to heat petroleum products at its New Windsor and Albany terminals.

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Oil and Water

Metroland | April 17, 2014 | Column by Stephen Leon

Potential contamination of Adirondack waterways adds fuel to concerns over the safety of rail tankers passing through New York state

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North Dakota Finds Itself Unprepared To Handle The Radioactive Burden Of Its Fracking Boom

ThinkProgress | April 16, 2014 | Column by Rebecca Leber

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Green groups pressure Cuomo on rail oil trains in NY

North Country Public Radio | April 16, 2014 | Column by Karen DeWitt

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Groups call growing oil shipments in NY Cuomo's "keystone" moment

New York Now | April 16, 2014 | Column by Karen DeWitt

National environmental groups are trying to focus the spotlight on Governor Andrew Cuomo, over the issue of the growing international oil distribution center, located just blocks from the State Capitol, at the Port of Albany.   

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Green groups say this is Cuomo's 'Keystone moment'

The Legislative Gazette | April 16, 2014 | Column by Kelly Fay

As the state considers two projects that would expand the presence of crude oil, local and national environmental groups are demanding a comprehensive study and public review be conducted by the industry to determine the safety and health impact of increased oil transportation in New York. 

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PAUSE is a grassroots group of individuals who have come together to promote safe, sustainable energy and fight for environmental justice. We engage the greater public to stop the fossil fuel industry’s assault on the people of Albany and our environment.