August 2013 - Highlighted Project: Hydrofracking

Please bare with us as this e-news is longer than previous messages due to the importance of the topic and volume of information. Thank you for taking the time to read it.

NOON has been involved with the effort to educate about and stop Hydrofracking in NYS since the Onondaga leaders brought it to our attention several years ago. Jack Ramsden is our lead on this project. He can be reached at or 424-1454.

Important current issues:

  1. A 24" gas pipeline, proposed to run from the Millennium Pipeline in Broome Co. to southern Onondaga County, is being challenged by a coalition including ShaleshockCNY.     (

  2. NYS's moratorium preventing Hydrofracking ran out and Governor Cuomo can decide at any time whether to allow it or not.

  3. Towns are passing bans to prevent Hydrofracking. Dryden's and Middlefield's bans have been upheld in court.

New Yorkers Against Fracking is asking for help this week!
Rally Supporting Renewable Energy and Frack-Free NY Agriculture and Water- Help us Hold Signs, Sing Songs and Flyer the Public outside the NY State Fair.
When: Thursday, August 22nd- 9am-3pm (peak attendance from 10am-1pm) Press Conference Outside Main Gate at Noon
Where: New York State Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Boulevard, Syracuse, NY- Meet at the Main Gate

For more information, groups working to stop Hydrofracking in New York are:

ShaleshockCNY aims to bring together the variety of people and groups working locally on the issue of hydrofracking so that we can share information and to prevent fracking from coming to our towns.

FracTracker Alliance is dedicated to enhancing the public's understanding of the impacts of the global oil and gas industry by collecting, interpreting, and sharing data and visualizations through their website. For NYS

Gas Drilling Awareness for Cortland County informs about drilling in their area and education on Hydrofracking. Currently focused on the pipeline.

New Yorkers Against Fracking is a coalition of New York State consumer advocacy, health, religious, food, and environmental organizations and dozens of grassroots groups calling for a ban.

Frack Action is engaged in a legislative advocacy, grassroots organizing, and public awareness campaign aimed at exposing the truth on fracking and building the critical mass necessary to stop it. It has organizers based in Central New York, Hudson Valley, and New York City working with volunteers across the state.

You can help by: 1. Attending a local meeting or going on a web site and learning more about Hydrofracking. 2. Putting a sign in your yard. 3. Working in your town to get a ban if needed. 4. Calling Governor Cuomo (866-584-6799866-584-6799 FREE, state your name, say you want fracking banned in NYS). 5. Attending a local or go to Albany for a rally. 6. Helping educate you friends, neighbors, and family about the environmental dangers.


Help Needed:
Have you wanted to find a way to help NOON? How about volunteering to table occasionally at your convenience? We are looking for people to welcome lookers, encourage them to take educational literature, sell books, buttons, bumper stickers, answer questions (if you can or refer if you can't). Training offered in September to acquaint new volunteers with the materials and tasks. Contact Paul Eiholzer paul@themousehouse or 243-4498.
Upcoming Events:

32 Annual Iroquois Indian Festival, August 31 & Sept. 1 at Iroquois Museum in Howes Cave, NY. For a list of museum events


August 20 - Doctrine of Discovery Study Group, 7 pm at the home of Sue & Paul Eiholzer, 4178 Coye Rd, Jamesville, NY 13078. For directions or information, 315 492-2684 or

August 21 - Shaleshock CNY, 6 pm, Community Room, Onondaga Free Library. Meeting on local hydrofracking efforts.

September 10 -  NOON Steering Committee Meeting, 7-8:30 pm, Syracuse Peace Council, open. Since new people often have a lot of questions, we recommend talking with Carol Baum, Syracuse Peace Council Staff (315-472-5478315-472-5478 , or Sue Eiholzer, NOON Volunteer (315-492-2684315-492-2684 , before the meeting.


Onondaga Nation Education Arts & Crafts Festival, September 14 & 15, TsahonnonyendakqahOnondaga Nation Arena. Festival helps fund the Higher Education Committee of Onondaga Nation, now known as ONE. Money's will help fund efforts to connect to our new President's and Chancellor's in the CNY area with our ONE organization and remind them of our great expectations of their schools involvement with our Native Students. Interested Art & Food Vendors please contact Freida J. Jacques.


CANCELED - The Saratoga Native American Festival, September 28 & 29

Haudenosaunee Wooden Stick Lacrosse Games & Festival, Sept 28 & 29, Skä·noñh, Great Law of Peace Center, Onondaga Lake Park, watch for further details.

2013 Imaging America National Conference,October 4-6, Syracuse. For information and conference registration


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