|RECENT GUEST VIEWPOINTS AND LETTERS FROM SOUTHERN TIER ACTIVISTS
Review & Express April 24th Sandra Steingraber p.5 "Why I am in jail on Earth Day"
Sandra's letters can also be found on http://marcelluseffect.blogspot.com/2013/04/earth-day-letters-from-chemung-county.html
The same Review & Express also had a brief article on the Seneca 12, an article on hiking trails as part of Finger Lakes tourism, article announcing the April 25 th forum by Harrison and Heath and an article stating Hector board will not fill Cliff Yaw's seat.
Review & Express May 1 Three Letters, p. 5 :
"Tell Your Officials To Protect Our Towns and the Finger Lakes"- Ruth Beachler
"Community Is Lucky To Have Sandra Steingraber In Its Midst"-Jennifer Wilder
"Inergy, Not The Jailed Residents, Is The True Trespasser Here"--Yvonne Taylor
The same issue had a "Seneca 12" brief and a detailed article on the Health Impact forums entitled "Forum Addresses Health Problems Related to Hydraulic Fracturing" p.8 and online at http://www.observer-review.com/speakers-claim-fracking-caused-health-problems-cms-3729.
Review & Express May 8
"County's Treatment of Prisoners Shows Lack of Common Sense"-- Ruth Young This piece was also a letter to Schuyler legislators. It is short and like other Viewpoints not available online so it is pasted below.
There was also a front page article "Finger Lakes receive more media attention"--the Finger Lakes are among the top 10 lakeside destinations in the world-- http://www.observer-review.com/finger-lakes-receive-more-media-attention-cms-3744; another column noting that Finger lakes wines are too often absent from area restaurants. This is a disgrace; I make a point of only buying Finger lakes wines and ordering only FL wines in restaurants.( IF, of course, they are allies of Gasfreeseneca and also oppose fracking.)
The Ithaca Journal May 9 " Protesters did right to fight gas storage" -Joan and Edwar Ormondroyd, Mary Cassetti
May 9 "Tell town leaders your views on fracking" Aubrey Clark
The Star Gazette May 10 (online only, at least I could not find it in the print issues around that time. I have already posted it)"Keep gas storage away from Seneca Lake"-Margie Rodgers. I was told It was also in the print version of the Corning Leader. --I think also May 10th
The Star Gazette May 11 print and online p. 2b and The Ithaca Journal " Drilling is wrong answer for future"-Ruth Young
"County's Treatment of Prisoners Shows Lack of Common Sense"
"It appears that the Schuyler County Legislature is still into the policy of walking past a dollar to pick up a dime out of smallness of spirit. Instead of asking us (the pro-clean energy people) to pay the costs for the Reading Town Justice sentencing female prisoners to the Chemung County jail, the enlightened legislators (assuming there are some) might instead buy some ankle bracelets for the sheriff's department and request that the town justice show some common sense. He could send these good ladies home for house arrest when they refuse to pay the cost of protesting immoral and irrational policies and laws. That would also deprive us, the protestors, of some of our positive publicity and our chance to activate the guards and the other prisoners in Chemung County for clean water and air.
Even Burma (Myanmar) had the sense to keep Aung San Suu Kyi in house arrest to save money. Of course, in the long run, democracy and liberty are beginning to grow in Myanmar, because now she is free and serving in the government. Therefore, I have hope for Schuyler County also."
Ruth S. Young