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IT'S AN ENVIRONMENTAL HOME RUN!! Baseball Hall of Fame Opposes Fracking in Cooperstown

Environment  (tags: ecosystems, environment, energy, destruction, fracking, no fracking, Baseball Hall of Fame, GOOD NEWS, green, GoodNews, healthconditions, politics, habitat, humans )

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While it is certainly rare that an entity like a museum would take a political stance of any sort, the fight against fracking is now the official cause of the Baseball Hall of Fame.


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patricia lasek (317)
Tuesday April 5, 2011, 3:12 am
The best part of their official statement echoes like the crack of a bat:

“Like the Chamber of Commerce and virtually every other area business, the Museum concludes that hydrofracking could present an unacceptable risk to the local environment, the economy and the quality of life for both local residents and tourists.”

Great statement!

Lin Penrose (92)
Tuesday April 5, 2011, 12:55 pm
Thanks Cal. Sure hope they have some positive influence. Now if the teams and their owners will also 'get behind the ball', might see some great things happen to stop fracking and the 'nasty' being done to the water, earth and life.

Kelsey S (0)
Wednesday April 6, 2011, 9:59 am
Noted, thanks.

Mary G (0)
Wednesday April 6, 2011, 12:42 pm
Great! Thank you.

Lisa Neste (202)
Wednesday April 6, 2011, 2:24 pm
Good news!

Dianna M (16)
Wednesday April 6, 2011, 3:14 pm
I see the possible headline: BASEBALL PLAYERS AGAINST FRACKING. What next? Possibly, FOOTBALL PLAYERS OPPOSE FRACKING, then NBA HATES FRACKING. Wouldn't that be neat?

Jacqueline Fonseca (29)
Wednesday April 6, 2011, 5:13 pm
Cal, thank you for the post! This is GREAT news!

Past Member (0)
Wednesday April 6, 2011, 5:38 pm
Here in Cooperstown, it was always easier because of the tourist dollars. In this area, (within a 20 mile radius of Cooperstown), there are about 100 "No fracking", ("No Drill, No Spill") signs for every one that says, "Friends of Natural Gas".

Nelson Baker (0)
Wednesday April 6, 2011, 6:49 pm
Stop all fracking.

Susanne R (236)
Wednesday April 6, 2011, 7:56 pm
Well buy me some peanuts and cracker jacks! This is great news! A lot of families in rural parts of PA and NYS have already been taken advantage of by companies that are performing fracking operations near their homes, and they are truly suffering as a result. I hope more communities oppose this type of operation. We just don't know enough about the long-term consequences yet to allow it to be done in populated areas.

Justin R (0)
Wednesday April 6, 2011, 10:40 pm
Thank you!!!

Shelly Peterson (213)
Thursday April 7, 2011, 2:20 am
HOORAH!!! This is a homerun! Good job!

Lynne Buckley (0)
Thursday April 7, 2011, 2:24 am
Good news

William Y (54)
Thursday April 7, 2011, 4:52 am

Sheila D (28)
Thursday April 7, 2011, 11:22 am
I'm hoping they have enough clout to convince other businesses in other cities and states. Let's hope this is the start of something positive.

Charlene Rush (2)
Thursday April 7, 2011, 10:08 pm
The sad thing is, The Baseball Hall of Fame, has some clout and was able to stop fracking, knowing of its disasterous consequences.
We, citizens, on the other hand, must work with greater determination, and in hugh numbers to convince our politicians that we oppose this procedure.

Big Business is very persistent, due to the profit involved. They don't care about our ground water, our health, or our environment
We must not capitulate and sacrifice our goal.

jane richmond (10)
Wednesday June 15, 2011, 8:07 am
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