Tag Archives: New York

A Master Class on Fracking (and earn CME credits)

You have probably heard a lot over the past couple years about fracking and natural gas. Proponents of fracking say: • The natural gas boom will make the US energy independent. • Natural gas is the bridge fuel that will help us stop climate change and fracking helps us get there faster. • Fracking is [...]

In New York, the 11th Hour in the Fight Against Fracking

It is an anxious and exciting time here in New York. We are in what health advocates are calling the 11th hour in determining the fate of New York and whether natural gas hydraulic fracturing (fracking) will take place in the state. New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo and the Department of Environmental Conservation have [...]

Keep our water safe from toxic fracking chemicals

The Cuomo Administration has released draft rules to allow fracking for natural gas – a technology that has yet to be proven safe and puts our children and families at risk from water contamination, air pollution, and other toxic health threats. And we have just 3 days to submit comments opposing this plan. Please take [...]

NYC SPARK Event: Toxic Chemicals in my Couch?

Come celebrate Mother Earth and your favorite environmental health group (that’s CEH!) and join us for wine, light hors d’oeuvres, and vibrant conversation at the SPARK speaker series where we’ll talk about the incendiary topic: What Are Pounds of Toxic Flame-Retardants Doing in my Furniture? Featuring: Michael Green, Executive Director, CEH and Robin Guenther, Principal, Perkins+Will Tuesday, [...]

A Big (Green) Apple? New York Lagging on Green Purchasing

Dioxin is one of the most toxic chemicals known to science. Banned by a United Nations treaty as one of the “Dirty Dozen” most harmful chemicals, it can cause serious health problems, including certain cancers, birth defects, dysfunctional immune and reproductive systems, greater susceptibility to disease and even diminished intelligence. So it was good news [...]

The Fracking Debate is Blowing Up….And So Could The West Village

Houston-based gas company Spectra Energy has proposed building a high-pressure natural gas pipeline that would run through the tri-state area, including through Linden, Bayonne, Staten Island, Jersey City, the Hudson River, and entering Manhattan through the West Village. The proposal includes a storage tank to be placed near The Highline, a park in the New [...]

In Brightest Day, In Blackest Night, No Toxic Chemical Shall Escape Government Oversight

Thor, Captain America, Green Lantern…With all of these superhero movies coming out over the summer, it’s easy to forget one of the most important superheroes—Mom.  Many moms and parents across the country have been the champions for environmental health, at the forefront of legislative action and advocacy.  On August 10th, the mom signal went up [...]