TERI SHORE, OF TURTLE ISLAND RESTORATION NETWORK, IS MOVING ON
After nine incredible years defending endangered sea turtles, I'm moving on to new horizons and no longer at Turtle Island Restoration Network as of July 1, 2014. For Turtle Island, please contact Todd Steiner, Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org, 415 663 8590, ext. 103. To contact me, please use my personal email email@example.com. I will be in the High Sierra for most of July 2014 and not in range while hiking the John Muir Trail. See below. After that I'll be searching for my next perfect dream job making a difference for the oceans and the planet. And available for projects along the way!
FROM MISSISSIPPI SIERRA CLUB MEMBER JEANNE LEBOW,
NEWS FROM NEW YORK ON FRACKING DECISION
(Courtesy of Earthjustice)
Today, New York’s highest court handed down a landmark decision, ruling that New York communities have the right to keep fracking out of their borders. This is a huge victory for the 170+ towns in New York that have passed bans or moratoriums on fracking—and the dozens more New York communities that have been waiting for this court decision before passing bans of their own. It’s a victory for communities in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Texas, and California and everywhere else where people are fighting at the local level to protect themselves from fracking. And it’s a victory for anyone who’s ever felt bullied by the oil and gas industry. Earthjustice Managing Attorney Deborah Goldberg represented the town of Dryden (population 14,5000) on appeal, after Anschutz Exploration Corporation, owned by Forbes-ranked Phillip Anschutz (net worth: $7.5 billion), unsuccessfully sued the town. After hearing the news, Deborah told reporters: "This decision by the Court of Appeals has settled the matter once and for all across New York State and has sent a firm message to the oil and gas industry. For too long the oil and gas industry has intimidated and abused people, expecting to get away with it. That behavior is finally coming back to haunt them, as communities across the country stand up and say 'no more.'" Last year, more than 20,000 of you sent messages of support to the people of Dryden as they awaited a court decision. Today, we’re asking you to share their story far and wide—so communities across the country can learn how they too can fight against fracking—and win.
• Visit EARTHJUSTICE a photo essay with a step-by-step view of how the people of Dryden fought fracking and won
• Leave a comment for the people of Dryden
• Share it with everyone you know (especially friends in PA, CO, CA, TX and OH!)