Home

Democracy Now!: Environmental Battle Brews in New York over Natural Gas Drilling

Posted by admin on 11/03/09

Originally aired Oct. 6, 2009, on Democracy Now! heard on WJFF, weekdays at 9am.

"Last week, government regulators opened the door to natural gas drilling inside the Marcellus Shale watershed, which supplies drinking water to some 15 million people, including nine million New Yorkers. Stretching from New York to Kentucky, the shale is believed to hold some of the world’s largest deposits of natural gas. Proponents say the drilling will boost the nation’s economic recovery and reduce dependence on foreign oil. But environmentalists are warning the drilling could contaminate New York’s water supply as it has in other states. The proposed regulations are now open for public comment until the end of the next month, followed by a final decision early next year...."

Click here to read the transcript, listen to the audio or watch the video.

WJFF Email List


Send Us Feedback

Your Station Your Voice Your Feedback

WJFF on Facebook

Donate Your Car

Donate your used car through the Car Talk vehicle donation program. They will arrange for removal of your vehicle which will be sold and the proceeds given to WJFF. Click here for more information!

Contact Us


WJFF 90.5fm

P.O. Box 546
4765 State Route 52
Jeffersonville, NY 12748
Tel. 845.482.4141
Email: wjff@wjffradio.org

Search the Website
Now Playing
  • Currently on the Air: 

    BBC Newshour

    BBC Worldservice


    Mon, 9:00 am – 10:00 am
    Tue, 9:00 am – 10:00 am
    Wed, 9:00 am – 10:00 am
    Thu, 9:00 am – 10:00 am
    Fri, 9:00 am – 10:00 am

    Interviews, news and analysis of the day's global events.


    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p002vsnk
  • Coming Up:

      Performance Today

      Fred Child / APM


      Mon, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
      Tue, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
      Wed, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
      Thu, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

      American Public Media's Performance Today features live concerts by famous artists in concert halls around the globe and from the American Public Media studios as well as interviews, news and features. Performance Today audiences, on any given day, may hear from performances in the great concert halls of New York, Prague, London, Berlin and Paris.


      http://performancetoday.publicradio.org/
    • 10:00 am - Performance Today
    • Collectors' Corner

      Henry Fogel


      Wed, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

      Collectors’ Corner is about discovering and rediscovering music that rocked the world in days gone by. Host Henry Fogel crafts an historical narrative out of his personal record collection, a treasury amassed from decades of jaunts to record stores and resale shops across the globe.

      "Collectors’ Corner features a wide range of recordings that I feel are true classics of the industry...either unusual repertoire that I feel deserve a wider public, or performances unique in their interpretive profile, sense of commitment, and intensity. Many of these recordings are long out-of-print, or hard to locate in the United States."

      Henry Fogel


      http://www.wfmt.com/main.taf?p=1,1,41,4
    • 12:00 pm - Collectors' Corner
    • Fiesta!

      Elbio Barilari


      Wed, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      Fiesta! is an original production devoted to Latino concert music, and brings artistically significant compositions from Latin America, Spain and Portugal to your listeners. The acclaimed composer, musician, performer, and professor Elbio Barilari is the host and creative force behind this series. He invites listeners to enjoy and learn about the lively and compelling sounds of Latin American classical music.

      Fiesta! provides a valuable platform for the sound, culture, and history of classical music in Latin America. Barilari enriches our listeners by introducing them to a genre that does not typically receive much exposure. Fiesta! fosters an appreciation for Latin American classical music and creates a meeting place for listeners of diverse backgrounds.


      http://www.wfmt.com/main.taf?p=12,2,2
    • 2:00 pm - Fiesta!
    • TED Radio Hour

      Guy Raz


      Wed, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      An idea is the one gift that you can hang onto even after you've given it away. Welcome to TED Radio Hour hosted by Guy Raz – a journey through fascinating ideas: astonishing inventions, fresh approaches to old problems, new ways to think and create.

      Based on Talks given by riveting speakers on the world-renowned TED stage, each show is centered on a common theme – such as the source of happiness, crowd-sourcing innovation, power shifts, or inexplicable connections – and injects soundscapes and conversations that bring these ideas to life.

      TED Radio Hour is a co-production of NPR and TED.


      http://www.npr.org/programs/ted-radio-hour/
    • 3:00 pm - TED Radio Hour
Publicize Your Event

Local News - Issue of the Week
Local News - New York Focus
Local News - Pennsylvania Focus