Join your neighbors for a talk on how to:
THE SPECTRA PIPELINE
Help change New York's Energy Future
Hear KEN GALE Speak on:
Fracking, the Spectra pipeline, radioactive radon in YOUR kitchen,
boiler conversions from #6 oil – and how they’re all connected.
A well-known environmentalist, Ken hosts WBAI’s Eco-Logic, a radio show focused on all aspects of
and is the author of “Chernobyl-On-The-Hudson” about the dangers of New York’s Indian Point nuclear
Thursday, July 12, 7 pm
43-12 46 St., Sunnyside
(All Saints Episcopal Church hall)
Directions: #7 local train to 46 St/Bliss St.,
walk 1/2 block North
NYC Mayor Bloomberg has plans to bring pipelines into our city, including into parts of Queens,
containing fracked gas from Pennsylvania. This is the same gas that has poisoned the drinking water
supply is many towns in PA. Plans are to build one of these pipelines through Jersey City, under
the Hudson, coming into Gansevoort St in the Village, where it will be distributed throughout NYC.
The Halliburton Loophole, inserted into the 2005 Energy Policy Act, exempts hydrofracking from the
Clean Water Act, Safe Drinking Water Act and Clean Air Act protections. All the environmental
safeguards were removed by V.P. Cheney when the Pentagon was making War for Oil in Iraq – a war
that benefited Halliburton. All the oil and gas companies are in on this.
An explosion from this 30" high-pressure Spectra pipeline is a mortal danger to residents of our
city. An explosion of a smaller pipeline in San Bruno, California injured 51 people and killed 8.
The builder of this pipeline has a history of safety issues. Pipeline regulation and oversight is
It will bring radon into the small kitchens of NYC. Even minute quantities of inhaled radon can
cause lung cancer. Gas is not clean: A recent Cornell study refutes this claim. This is the wrong
way to go. The money and time being spent on this could be better spent in moving toward renewable
energy that is available to us now. Our Earth and her people deserve nothing less.
Sponsors: West Queens Greens, Sane Energy Project, NYC Friends of Clearwater