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Environmental Issues, Events, water contamination, Westchester County

No Frackin’ Way

Blog post written by Heather Flournoy and Marc Black

I love the when we get to witness the power of art join forces with the power of the people’s message. Right now our water supply is in danger in New York!

The danger is the result of Hydro-fracking. Read more about it here, and check out the video interview with Marc, a clip of his song “No Frackin’ Way!” and join us this weekend in Woodstock, NY to participate in a filmed citizen action event to oppose the devastation of our water supply.
(the following was written by singer-songwriter Marc Black)

Hydro-fracking (or Fracking) is the process of harvesting natural gas from deep underground by drilling, high pressure water and undisclosed chemicals that contaminate groundwater.

Gas companies are enticing New York State farmers with offers of $4000 per acre to lease their land. This temptation is a cruelty that’s often too difficult to resist. And besides endangering our clean …water, it’s ripping apart families and communities.

There is a temporary moratorium on this process in New York, but it’s critical for us to keep the pressure on the government.

‘Gas Land’, a stunning documentary film, has been getting lots of attention. It presents a very clear case including a demonstration of a man turning on his faucet, lighting a match and thereby creating an explosion! As a songwriter who cares about this issue, I want to do my part. I hope you’ll join me.

Marc has written a song, ‘No Fracking Way’ and recorded it with John Sebastian and Eric (dueling banjos) Weissberg, among others.

Have a listen to a clip from the beginning of “No Frackin Way”  or click here


  • FREE event at the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock , NY
  • Sunday, Jan 16 at 2 pm.
  • Come prepared to sing or bring an anti-fracking sign for the video!

Read more on the Katonah Green Meetup site.


About Heather Flournoy

I am a writer, social media connoisseur, environmentalist and professional marketer. My personal blog is and my professional website is I love people's stories, and a passionate cultivator of connections, both for myself and helping others to connect. Tell me who you are, what your story is, and I'll tell you who you should talk to. In my own view, I know some of the most interesting, colorful and profound people in the world. You know who you are. Besides all the above, I am proud to say I am a working class single mother who raised a beautiful daughter. I connect deeply with animals, especially horses. I love music, coffee shops, farmer's markets, growing my own food, sustainable agriculture, broad thinkers, the healing arts, and dive diners.



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