At a January 23rd day of lobbying in Albany, baker Stefan Senders from Wide Awake Bakery made an impassioned case for the purity of land, water and soil: “The promises of the gas industry are demonstrably false, and they miss what farmers know well: There is no independence that does not demand care and responsibility. There is no quantity of cash that can restore fertility to a poisoned field. There is no adequate monetary “compensation” for poisoned water. There is no payment, no dollar, no loan, that can restore life and community to a broken world.” READ MORE