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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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Join Us at 61 Local on October 15

Join Us at 61 Local on October 15

Food, Fracking, and You: How extreme energy projects affect our food, our local businesses, and our communities Join the Brooklyn Food Coalition Policy Committee and their partners Food & Water Watch, Chefs for the Marcellus, and Businesses Against Fracking New York on Tuesday, October 15 for an educational panel discussion on fracking and extreme energy...
Join Chefs for the Marcellus at the ICC

Join Chefs for the Marcellus at the ICC

Chefs for the Marcellus will be at the International Chefs Conference, September 29-October 1 at Pier 57 on the Hudson River. We’ll entice visitors and exhibitors to our booth to sign our letter to Governor Cuomo with actual tastes of the Marcellus Region thanks to Catskills Provisions, Eve’s Cidery and Brooklyn Winery. We will also...
California Chefs Launch Campaign Against Fracking

California Chefs Launch Campaign Against Fracking

Congratulations to our west coast colleagues who today launched the Chef’s Petition in Support of a Fracking Moratorium in California! We are thrilled that Chefs for the Marcellus has played a role in inspiring their team that includes Anna Ghosh at Food and Water Watch, Alice Waters, Chez Panisse, and Naomi Starkman. We urge everyone...
Jimmy Carbone Talks Fracking With Masterbrewers

Jimmy Carbone Talks Fracking With Masterbrewers

Our campaign co-founder, Jimmy Carbone, sat down with brewers at the Belgium Comes to Cooperstown Beer Festival for his weekly radio show, Beer Sessions Radio, on Heritage Radio Network. Simon Thorpe, Phil Leinhart, and Larry Bennett of Brewery Ommegang, along with Jeff O’Neill of Peekskill Brewery discussed fracking, water, and beer. Jimmy posed the question...
Comment Now! Protect Public Lands from Fracking

Comment Now! Protect Public Lands from Fracking

  Tell the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) that our public lands must be protected from fracking forever. Join Chefs for the Marcellus in the nation-wide movement calling on Obama’s BLM to ban on our federal lands. Take Action and send the BLM your comment by Friday August 23! The Obama Administration recently proposed a...
Gov Cuomo: Yogurt and Fracking Don't Mix

Gov Cuomo: Yogurt and Fracking Don’t Mix

Governor Andrew Cuomo recently announced that New York  has been selected as one of four states to participate in a national Greek yogurt pilot program that will introduce the product in schools. We share the  governor’s pride in New York’s booming yogurt industry. But as food professionals, we remind him that  cows graze on land...
Monday June 17 Rally in Albany

Monday June 17 Rally in Albany

Get on the bus with Chefs for the Marcellus, a cosponsor of  the NY Crossroads Rally: NO to Fracking and YES to Renewable Energy. Governor Cuomo recently told the press he will make his decision about fracking New York before the 2014 NY gubernatorial election. This makes it even more urgent that we all show up...
Radon in Your Kitchen? Chef Heather Carlucci Speaks Out

Radon in Your Kitchen? Chef Heather Carlucci Speaks Out

If New York State approves hydrofracking for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale formation, that local gas would most likely find its way into the homes of New Yorkers for use in cooking and heating. What New Yorkers won’t be told is that the Marcellus is highly radioactive, and gas produced there is loaded with...
Energy Independence is Closer Than You Think

Energy Independence is Closer Than You Think

Chefs for the Marcellus is among dozens of sponsors of Renewable NY by 2030, a  panel discussion that explores a groundbreaking study showing how New York State can move to an entirely renewable energy platform by the year 2030. Join us to hear three of the study’s co-authors explain the technical capacity, economic feasibility and benefits of a...