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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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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...
Press Event: Business Leaders Say No to Fracking

Press Event: Business Leaders Say No to Fracking

  Please join us for a critical discussion focusing on why some of our most innovative business leaders and experts believe fracking is bad for the collective bottom line. Moderated by Deepak Chopra, visionary futurist, at deepak homebase, ABC Carpet and Home, one of New York’s most outspoken retailers on the subject.  Please RSVP. When:...
Study Shows PA Milk Production Down In Counties With The Most Fracking

Study Shows PA Milk Production Down In Counties With The Most Fracking

    Is New York next? Campaign member, farmer Ken Jaffe, wrote an open letter to the New York Farm Bureau asking them to reconsider their stance on hydraulic fracturing. A recent study shows that  PA counties with the most fracking wells had the sharpest decrease in milk production since fracking began. The New York dairy...

Finger Lakes Vintner Zooms in on Fracking

King Ferry Winery owned and operated by vintner Peter Saltonstall is located in the rolling hills of Cayuga County, one of the upstate counties that lies atop the Marcellus Shale and is ground zero for fracking.  He recently went to Pennsylvania to see for himself what impact fracking was having on the agriculture of our neighboring...
We Send A Strong Message to Gov. Cuomo: Huff Post Takes Notice

We Send A Strong Message to Gov. Cuomo: Huff Post Takes Notice

  Our delivery of  letters to Governor Cuomo,  signed by more than 150 prominent chefs and other food pros, which calls for a ban on fracking, is getting noticed.  Read about our campaign in Huffington Post.  If you haven’t yet signed on, it’s not too late. Our goal of banning fracking in New York’s watershed...