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Business Leaders Needed to Sign Amicus Brief to Uphold Home Rule in New York

Business Leaders Needed to Sign Amicus Brief to Uphold Home Rule in New York

Residents in the New York towns of Middlefield and Dryden were among the first to vote to keep their municipalities free of heavy industry, an effort to zone out fracking. These towns were promptly sued by drilling companies. “New York State has enshrined in its Constitution the principle of ‘home...
Batali & Telepan Rip Fracking

Batali & Telepan Rip Fracking

Kudos to chefs Mario Batali and Bill Telepan for speaking out on the issue of fracking in today’s New York Daily News.  Expressing their concern about drilling’s impact on New York’s important agricultural sector,  they urged Governor Cuomo — who has been a huge proponent of NY State agriculture —...
Elizabeth Royte, “Fracking Our Food Supply”, Nation Magazine

Elizabeth Royte, “Fracking Our Food Supply”, Nation Magazine

“In Louisiana, seventeen cows died after an hour’s exposure to spilled fracking fluid. (Most likely cause of death: respiratory failure.)… In western Pennsylvania, an overflowing waste pit sent fracking chemicals into a pond and a pasture where pregnant cows grazed: half their calves were born dead. The following year’s animal......
Ken Jaffe, Slope Farms, Meredith, NY

Ken Jaffe, Slope Farms, Meredith, NY

“The industrialization and pollution of rural upstate New York (through fracking) would kill the production of organic and sustainable food in this region.”
Chef Heather Carlucci, Co-founder, Chefs for the Marcellus

Chef Heather Carlucci, Co-founder, Chefs for the Marcellus

"Help farmers find better ways to ensure their future. Most important, please write to Governor Cuomo to tell him that you support our farmers and want to protect their livelihood from fracking!"
Elizabeth Royte, “Fracking Our Food Supply”, Nation Magazine

Elizabeth Royte, “Fracking Our Food Supply”, Nation Magazine

“In Louisiana, seventeen cows died after an hour’s exposure to spilled fracking fluid. (Most likely cause of death: respiratory failure.)… In western Pennsylvania, an overflowing waste pit sent fracking chemicals into a pond and a pasture where pregnant cows grazed: half their calves were born dead. The following year’s animal...
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Fracktail Menu!

Fracktail Menu!

            Who’s ready for Fracktail Night at Back Forty? Join us and our generous friends at Eminence Road Farm, Brooklyn Winery, Van Brunt Stillhouse and Catskill Provisions on Monday, August 11th as we gather petition signatures and raise funds! For more information or to sign our petition, please click here. RSVP: rachel@rachelvandolsen.com....
Fracktail Night at Back Forty | August 11th

Fracktail Night at Back Forty | August 11th

Exciting news!  Chefs for the Marcellus is hosting an after hours fundraising event at Back Forty on Monday, August 11th from 9pm-11pm.  We hope you can join us as we sip on signature fracktails, enjoy light bites and pledge to fight fracking in New York State. Admission is free, with drink proceeds going to benefit Chefs for the Marcellus....
Chefs for the Marcellus in The New York Times

Chefs for the Marcellus in The New York Times

If you picked up this Sunday’s edition of The New York Times you likely noticed the nod to Mario Batali’s support for Chefs for the Marcellus! The article, entitled Tom Colicchio, Citizen Chef, profiles Mr. Collicchio’s advocacy work within the food justice sphere, and references Mr. Batali as fellow epicurean with a cause. Read the full article here.
Chefs for the Marcellus in USA Today, Green Living | Cooking Up a Solution

Chefs for the Marcellus in USA Today, Green Living | Cooking Up a Solution

Campaign co-founder Heather Carlucci and Chefs for the Marcellus are featured in the Spring / Summer 2014 edition of USA Today Green Living. “Cooking Up a Solution: Chefs Band...
Chefs for the Marcellus at Edible Institute on Saturday!

Chefs for the Marcellus at Edible Institute on Saturday!

We’re looking forward to attending the 2014 installment of the Edible Institute this weekend in New York City.  While each discussion and Q&A is unique and interesting in its own right, the talk closest to our hearts (of course) falls in the Environment category “Fracking: What Can New Yorkers Learn + Teach the Rest of the Nation?” and features...
Connecticut Chefs Launch Campaign to Ban Fracking Waste!

Connecticut Chefs Launch Campaign to Ban Fracking Waste!

Chefs for The Marcellus’ Jeffrey Lizotte, executive chef of The Restaurant ON20, is helping to establish CT Chefs for a Ban on Fracking Waste and needs all of us to reach out to our CT colleagues to support the effort.  He writes: Here in CT, our communities are threatened by fracking waste that will be...
Chefs for the Marcellus Supports GE Labeling

Chefs for the Marcellus Supports GE Labeling

Chefs for the Marcellus has followed campaign members Mary Cleaver, Michael Anthony, Bill Telepan, Jimmy Carbone, and several more in signing on to the NYS GMO Labeling Campaign. Please join us now in the fight to pass legislation (A.3525/S.3835) that would require the labeling of genetically engineered seed, seed stock and food sold retail in...
Campaign Co-founder, Heather Carlucci, talks to Epicurious about Chefs for the Marcellus

Campaign Co-founder, Heather Carlucci, talks to Epicurious about Chefs for the Marcellus

Chef Heather Carlucci, sat down with Joanne Camas of Epicurious.com to talk about our campaign and why it continues to be so important to her. Heather, mother of a young child, discusses why fracking is dangerous to water, farming, the local economy, and the environment we leave for next generations. “Restaurants and hotels can’t function...
Business Leaders Needed to Sign Amicus Brief to Uphold Home Rule in New York

Business Leaders Needed to Sign Amicus Brief to Uphold Home Rule in New York

Residents in the New York towns of Middlefield and Dryden were among the first to vote to keep their municipalities free of heavy industry, an effort to zone out fracking. These towns were promptly sued by drilling companies. “New York State has enshrined in its Constitution the principle of ‘home rule’ — the right of...