Mar 25

Buses To Earth Day Albany From Rosendale, NY 4-22-15 & 10 Days of Celebration -Global Climate Convergence

10 Days

Mar 24

American Ingenuity & A Brave New World

 

What has happened to American ingenuity? A brave new world is emerging, and I would like to see our nation become a greater part of it. Americans seem unable to envision a world free from the confines of the petro-chemical stranglehold big oil and gas has us held in. We are brainwashed to believe that there is this great inherent risk to improving our lives. Meanwhile we are losing time, stagnated in the belief that we have no other options available. We continue on our path of ruin afraid of the change to come and unable to let go and move forward. The vile money of the petro-chemical industry pollutes our optimism and we continue to cling to 19th century technologies of burning gas and oil.

Our Governor declared that fracking will be banned in New York State. The NYS Environmental study showed fracking to be a dangerous procedure destroying our natural clean water reserves. So why is the industry still buying commercial air time mandating the persistence of its use? I want the governor to ban fracking like he means it. We need to stop the expansion of gas and oil infrastructure and to shut down the trail of pipelines proposed to run through our state. We need to end the expansion and invest in the up and rising clean renewable energy industry. Think of all the jobs we could be creating in recycling, renewables, and clean energy. The United States Federal Government is still locked in the idea of continued use of gas and oil refusing to embrace a new ideology and design a confident new energy plan.

On April 22, 2015 Frack Free Nation and many others will be holding a rally and action at West Capitol Park in Downtown Albany. I encourage all of you to come down for a fun day and music and solidarity. Bring your ideas, solutions, and your personal energy. I believe that we can: end the expansion, create jobs, re-haul the transportation industry, invest in clean renewables, divest funds from old failing industries, become off the grid, produce hydraulic solar fills and more solar energy jobs, end the local foreign owned power company monopoly, create new training programs in the clean energy industry, and ban the dangerous bomb trains passing through our cities and towns! Bravely we can create the energy efficient new world we all want and are waiting to be part of!

BY Joanne Farrell

Frack Free Nation member Joanne Farrell was arrested along with Abram Loeb on 5/15/12 in a peaceful DIE IN, the first NVDA action to stop in NYS.

 

 

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Mar 22

Frack Free Nation – Partnering with Earth Day Network!! 4/22/15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Frack Free Nation is Partnering with Earth Day Network and Earthday.org will be highlighting our Energize Democracy Climate Justice Rally & Action on Earthday2015 4/22/15

 

 

Frack Free Nation  has some exciting news to share.  We are partnering with Earth Day Network and participating in ONE BILLION Acts of GREEN!!!

Mar 12

Donations For FrackFreeF350 Protest Truck and Earth Day 2015


www.FrackFreeF350.org

www.FrackFreeF350.org

 

The Frack Free F350 Protest Truck was converted to run on Waste Vegetable  Oil(WVO)l in 2008… It has 315,000 miles on it, over 150,000 miles On French Fry Grease.  That’s right: RENEWABLE FUEL!!!   It has served as an educational tool, promoting our campaign while traveling to countless protests over the years and across the entire nation, all the while a conversation starter  on transitioning to clean renewable energy and Sustainability.

It also served as a volunteer Water Delivery truck to come to the aid of Dimock Families.    Even in a snowstorm, while the rest of the movement was chasing down Lisa Jackson – EPA, in Philly, FrackFreeF350 was competing with Frack Trucks for the road, on bald tires, and almost slid into Dimock Frack Victims Craig and Julie Sautners’ truck.   It would have made deliveries all winter if an appeal to BIG ENVIRO for help with tires had been answered.

The Frack Free F350  hit the 300,000 Mile mark on a MATRIOTIC trip out west, delivering 2 Earth First  Utah Tar Sands protestors towards their destination, on The 4th of July, 2014 in an act of Independence from the Fossil Fuel Paradigm.

Canola oil, probably GMO,  has been tough on the system and at this moment the truck is not running Frack Free…  I have had many costly repairs done to the fuel injectors, and what is needed now is to replace the WVO filters and components.

The Truck will continue to be a volunteer, travelling around the Northeast and beyond, but is especially needed right now.  To be able to run frack free again, to do organizing work that will help make our campaign for Earth Day 2015 Energize Democracy  Climate Justice Rally a success… promoting the energy shift and setting an example, fueling my own activism with clean renewable energy.   Any extra funds raised will go towards this end…  ensuring Frack Free Nation, with little funds, can organize with heart,  an event that will bring a shift that is priceless.

www.Grateful.ROCKS for anything you can do to help us with this campaign…  Thank you and Much Love.

 

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Mar 11

ACTION ALERT

'Contact our regional DEC at: Dep.r9@dec.ny.gov<br />
or call them during normal business hours at (716) 851-7000.  Stop Radioactive Toxic Frack Waste at the border.  Please call TODAY!!  This proposed landfill expansion is right next to the Cassadaga creek, which supplies millions of gallons of drinking water to Jamestown and the surrounding area daily. This issue has gotten ZERO press here in the local media, and a bunch of us just learned about it TODAY. The D.E.C. Is making some kind of decision on the proposal WEDNESDAY 3/11/15'

Stop Radioactive Toxic Frack Waste at the border. Apparently the DEC may be making a decision today 3/11/15 … Please call TODAY!! Contact our regional DEC at: Dep.r9@dec.ny.gov or call them during normal business hours at (716) 851-7000. This proposed landfill expansion is right next to the Cassadaga creek, which supplies millions of gallons of drinking water to Jamestown and the surrounding area daily. This issue has gotten ZERO press here in the local media, and a bunch of us just learned about it TODAY. The D.E.C. Is making some kind of decision on the proposal WEDNESDAY 3/11/15

Mar 06

COUNTDOWN To Earth Day 2015 Energize Democracy Climate Justice Action 4/22/15

COUNTDOWN TO EARTH DAY 2015 4/22/15

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Feb 25

WWW.CRIME2POISON.US

To Allow One More Fracked Radioactive Methane Gas Pipeline, Storage and Export infrastructure, Gas Fired Electrical Generator, or Bakken Oil Bomb Train through our inner cities and countryside, is to not only endanger our own communities and children’s health, but to be COMPLICIT in the RAPE and POISONING of PA, OH, WV, AR, ND, CO, and Beyond… can you handle that KARMA???    –  www.SPEAKINGTRUTHTOPOWER.ROCKS  –  Abram LoebNationalGeoFrack

Feb 23

SIGN ON AND JOIN US FOR EARTH DAY 2015 ENERGIZE DEMOCRACY CLIMATE JUSTICE RALLY ACTION

COUNTDOWN TO EARTHDAY2015 4/22/15

4/22/15 Energize Democracy

4/22/15 Energize Democracy

Frack Free Nation invites you to sign on and join us on Earth Day 2015 – April 22nd, in creating a Day of Global Action to send a powerful message to the Nation and all our World Leaders
It’s a Crime to Poison Us: End all Fossil Fuels and Nuclear Energy– Renewables Now!”

NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo set a precedent and “Banned” fracking in NY, however, our movements are battling infrastructure projects of pipelines, compressor stations, storage and export facilities, bomb trains, frac sand trains, and toxic radioactive waste from Pennsylvania’s fracked methane gas industry coming across our border into NY landfills and being sprayed on our roads.

The EPA, under it’s Clean Air Plan, requires each governor to submit a plan to meet reduced carbon levels, this year.  They suggest that this be done by building as many as 300 methane gas electric power generation plants in 45 states.  This would LOCK us in to 30 more years of fracking and environmental destruction. Our Governors have a choice.  We need to make our voices heard on this matter now, before the wrong move is made.

Please join us on Earth Day 2015 in Calling on Governor Cuomo to put forth a plan that includes only clean, renewable, waste and emission free energy and to ensure a “Just Transition” to clean and renewable energy by launching a massive program that brings good paying Green jobs back to our ailing Southern Tier, Central, and Western NY economies, and could lead the nation in the renewable revolution by setting an example for the rest of our elected officials to follow.

We Would Like to  See Thousands from NY and PA, MA, NH, CT, MD, OH, VT, WV, VA, and beyond, Converging on Albany, NY demanding an end to the poisoning of our communities by the Fossil Fuel  and Nuclear Power Paradigm.

We Envision a beautiful Family Friendly Earth Day 2015 at West Capitol Park where we make our voices heard, Speaking Truth to Power, in a Call to Action for Governor Cuomo and ALL our Leaders to do what is best for the Planet, Climate,  Health, and well being of our Children, all living things, and the next Seven Generations.  The Day will be filled with Science, Innovation,Theater,  and Socially Conscious Music, while We Stand on the Side of Love For all Life and Co-Create This Energy Shift,  by Uniting our collective voices.

Peaceful Direct Action is  planned – Away from the Peaceful(and legal), but Powerful Rally in West Capitol Park..  As part of a strategy to let our Governor know we are serious, about blocking pipelines, bomb trains and other infrastructure.

On Earth Day we will encompass many issues affecting the sustainability of a healthy earth community. We will have speakers to expose many related issues, including-War & Peace, Environmental Racism, Native and Women’s rights, GMO’s, factory farming and pesticide use, aerosol spraying and Geo engineering, and the very root – A Corporate take over of our government – money in politics, and Secret Trade deals like TPP, TiPP, and TiSA, that threaten to take away all our sovereignty and destroy ability for public dissent.  These trade bills even allow for privatization of our WATER.   Protecting our water is essential for all life.

We encourage you to be a part of creating the day’s activities.  You may decide on your level of participation including your own individual or group action that day during the rally.  You may suggest a speaker or form of entertainment, as well.  Groups and Green Businesses are encouraged to table We encourage you to come out to the park and celebrate Earth Day 2015, while we work to move away from corporate intrusion, and towards  energizing our democracy with community owned power, and a healthier one for all living beings.

Bring The Children – Take them out of school for one educational beautiful spring day, and witness history in the making, at what we envision being the largest CLIMATE JUSTICE RALLY ever to hit ALBANY

We also encourage those that cannot make the trip to Albany to participate in SOLIDARITY ACTIONS or Create one of your own – we will post your event here.
 


We look forward to hearing back from you. Please join us in ensuring that  on Wednesday, April 22, Earth Day 2015 we are successful in making our voices heard.

                                                                                                                                   For the next Seven Generations,
                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                       Abram Loeb – Frack Free Nation
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Feb 21

Dear International Fractivists, Climate Change Leaders, Peace & Social Justice Activists, Indigenous & Civil Rights Movement Leaders, Labor & Trade Union Leaders, and Organic/Family Farm Advocates:

ENERGIZE DEMOCRACY CLIMATE JUSTICE ACTION RALLY -APRIL 22, EARTHDAY2015 -ALBANY, NY

2/15/2015

Dear International Fractivists, Climate Change Leaders, Peace & Social Justice Activists, Indigenous & Civil Rights Movement Leaders, Labor & Trade Union Leaders, and Organic/Family Farm Advocates:

THE TIME IS NOW
We are at a crucial moment in history where we need to make our voices heard. Our movement has been transitioning from a statewide battle for a ban on fracking In New York State, to fighting numerous fossil fuel infrastructure projects locally in our own backyards, that involve and impact our entire region, The Nation and The Planet. We ALL continue to be fracked on so many levels. While many of these battles involve Federal Government rubber-stamping (FERC), there are many issues that can be addressed on the State level as well–and must be.

We need a complete freeze on fossil fuel infrastructure, and a phase out and shut down of nuclear power and climate cooking biomass and waste incineration. We need to reduce energy demand and transition to 100% clean renewable energy, prioritizing conservation, efficiency, solar, wind and energy storage. To allow another gas-fired power plant, pipeline, storage, processing, export facility, or bomb train, is to be complicit in the poisoning of Pennsylvania, Colorado, Ohio and North Dakota. We can no longer afford to endanger our own children, communities, water supplies and food sources. Insofar as the production and processing of hydrocarbons contribute to climate change, we can no longer allow this to be our legacy to future New Yorkers.

In the coming months, Governor Cuomo will be required by the EPA to make a decision that will affect NY, the nation, and the planet in the immediate future and for generations to come. The EPA, under it’s “Clean Air” Plan is urging governors to meet carbon reduction requirements by transitioning to gas fired generation in place of coal – as many as 300 new gas fired plants are proposed in 45 states.

http://www.energyjustice.net/content/why-we-must-fight-gas-fired-power-plants

We need to demand that Governor Cuomo put forth a plan that includes only clean, renewable, waste and emission free energy, as per Mark Jacobson’s Solutions Plan. http://news.stanford.edu/news/2014/february/fifty-states-renewables-022414.html

JOBS JOBS JOBS  –  GREEN JOBS
While eliminating many unhealthy jobs in the dirty fossil fuel industry, we call on Governor Cuomo to ensure a Just Transition to clean and renewable energy by launching a massive program that brings good paying Green jobs back to our ailing Southern Tier, Central, and Western NY economies. As well, we call for energy justice, with more programs to help low income New Yorkers in making this transition. We want the power literally back in the hands of our local communities, as in Home Rule, where we have a say where, and what types of infrastructure projects are allowed in our communities.

WHO WE ARE
We are inspired by the actions taken by the Seneca Lake resistance movement, which represents the very kind of action we can learn from and emulate. These brave folks have withstood police arrests and cold winds, long hours of standing, and being herded into paddy wagons. In the process, they have stood strong. There are also substantial pockets of resistance to the various pipelines and gas infrastructure proposals across NYS. We need to bring the message to Albany, The blockade to save Seneca Lake is only a small sample of what is to come, if fossil fuel infrastructure is allowed to pollute our state and threaten our future. If 400,000 can make the trip to NYC to demand action on climate change, surely we can organize 4,000 to convene in Albany. If 200 people can risk arrest at Seneca Lake to oppose Crestwood’s construction of a dangerous LNG facility, surely we can get at least 200 to do NVDA in Albany where media cannot ignore the message.

EARTH DAY 2015
What we are proposing is an Energize Democracy Climate Justice Rally in Albany on Earth Day, Wednesday, April 22, 2015. We propose that our issue base be broad and comprehensive in hopes of generating a massive presence of New York activists engaged in the struggle to end fossil fuel domination. Explosive Bakken oil bomb trains threatening horrors for our inner cities, frack sand trains spreading silicosis in the lungs of our loved ones, and landfills accepting radioactive frack waste from Pennsylvania, all equally need our attention, As well, Nuclear power is a serious threat to our communities and future sustainability. The time has come to make the transition. We envision our message gaining support from Pennsylvania fractivists, as well as activists from Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey and New Hampshire. We are all fighting the very same industrial beast.

Four thousand people in Albany can make some noise. The fact is that many of our groups are either already doing– or are preparing for– the use of Non Violent Direct Action (NVDA) – Peaceful resistance tactics, in the infrastructure battle. Our premise is to capture that energy and conviction and bring this to Governor Cuomo’s doorstep. The mainstream media cannot ignore 200 people willing to get arrested for their conviction, The media attention brings more public awareness and puts pressure on the politicians.

OUR PROPOSAL
Frack Free Nation proposes the following:

1. A large permitted rally in Albany, NY this April 22, 2015 with a target of 4,000 to 10,000 attendees.

2. A strong focused message: It’s a Crime to Poison Us: End all Fossil Fuels – Renewables Now.

3. Powerful speakers, movement voices from each local infrastructure fight, Green voices and visionaries, scientists and people who live in the shale fields. Musical performances and Guerilla Theater are additional possibilities.

4. A well planned NVDA action involving as many as 200 of us, peacefully willing to risk arrest– either in a Die-In or a Tarsands – 350.org styled Blockade (yet to be decided) and possibly with
celebrity involvement as well, will be employed as part of a longer term direct action strategy.
We have the intent of delivering our letter of demands to Governor Cuomo. If he receives them personally and agrees to them, there need not be any arrests.

5. Groups, individuals and families, that are not comfortable with NVDA, could still be supportive of the legally-permitted rally and climate march and NOT risk arrest, and will be provided with socially conscious music in the park during the time of the direct action at the governor’s office.

6. The possibility of further broadening our message – Factory farming and GMO/pesticide use is also a major contributor to climate change and the poisoning of our planet. The peace movement could be drawn in as well, as the U.S. military is a major contributor to climate change and most of the wars that rage on have everything to do with U.S. dependence on fossil fuels. These are areas where we can further increase the base of our movement.

THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING

A large enough rally, combined with the media attention brought by a large NVDA action, has the potential to push Governor Cuomo to be the first truly Green governor of NYS. Regardless, at the end of the day, we will have gained great media attention and raised public awareness on all our related issues and promoted Green voices not only in NYS but across the nation. We are giving Governor Cuomo the chance to truly lead the nation in the Renewable Revolution we so desperately need for the future of our planet. Not only could Governor Cuomo set an example for the rest of the nation, it could also affect the NY State delegation to the upcoming U.N. Climate Change Conference in Paris in November. Putting this type of pressure on, we could on Earth Day, 2015, look at our movement and say, “This Changes Everything”.

TO CHANGE EVERYTHING, IT TAKES EVERYONE

We are seeking participation from leaders across NYS, the region, and the nation. Early on in this process we are receiving enthusiastic support from individual activists in the Seneca Lake, Pipeline Opposition groups, Energy Justice, Green Party, Climate Change, Anti-Nuclear, Idle No More,Trade Justice, and Occupy movements. But we need more input from official groups to move forward and ensure success. This will take the involvement of many activists. We will be circulating an invitation to participate in a conference call within the next few weeks to facilitate your participation and involvement.

Will you join with Frack Free Nation as an individual and/or as an established group, in bringing our issues to Governor Cuomo’s doorstep and into the living rooms of many sleeping Americans?

Will you help make 2015 the year of the Renewable Revolution, where we can look back and tell our grandchildren years from now that we stood up for their future?

Let’s make Earth Day, Wednesday, April, 22 2015, the day which we can look back at and say, “This Changed Everything,” and know that we did.

For The Next Seven Generations,

Abram S. Loeb, Founding Director & The Frack Free Nation Planning Committee
Frack Free Nation
Abram@frackfreenation.org 607-345-4865

www.FrackFreeNation.org

The FrackFreeNation.org website is currently under re-construction and will back on line within the next few days. In the mean time, organizational sign ons and inquiries can be directed to:
Abram@frackfreenation.org

Frack Free Nation, Inc. is a non-profit organization formed to educate about the impact of the petrochemical and nuclear industries on a broad range of environmental, peace and social justice issues. Frack Free Nation seeks to mobilize the public to participate in the democratic process regarding these matters for the next seven generations.

Coverage of past action by Frack Free Nation
http://www.prweb.com/releases/frackfreenation/Albany/prweb9521001.htm

Frack Free Nation Facebook Page

Frack Free Nation Facebook Group

SIGN-ONS

W.E.UNITE4ME – Tamra Cook

Frack Free New York              –                                   Abram Loeb

Frack Free Genesee

Frack Free MD

Sharon Springs Against HydroFracking          –    Lisa Zaccaglini

Citizens for Clean Water – Vera Scroggins
– Susquehanna, PA

Cindy Sheehan’s Soap Box                              –     Cindy Sheehan

Friends for Environmental Justice                   –       Elaine Tanner
– Ohio, Kentucky coal fields

Friends Of Water
– National Grassroots Organization

The Same Boat Radio                                      –    Rachel Marco-Havens

O.W.S. (Occupy Wall Street)

-  Special Projects Affinity Group            Mark Appolol

Warriors Society of New York

North American Climate,Conservation and Environment(NACCE)  –   Jerry Rivers

Arkansas Anonymous                              –        Daniel Damascus Kimery

A Call To Actions                                      –         Bobby Lee Vaughn  Jr.                   –

O.W.S. Peoples’ Kitchen

Deep Green Resistance NorthEast

Idle No More NY

Black And Indian Alliance

Lehigh Valley Gas Truth 

 Safe Water Society                             –        Julie Ann Edgar

Beyond Nucear

NYCActivism.org / Occupy Wall Street – Union Square

Move to Amend-NY-Syracuse                   Michael Messina-Yauchzy

Popular Resistance                           –      Margaret Flowers

Plan to Save the Planet                     –      Lisa Zaccaglini

Creative Co-op Rosendale              –      Staci Lipari

Women Against War                          –      Maud Easter