Press release 6-7-11 Syracuse Big Splash


For Immediate Release June 7, 2011

Syracuse Big Splash At The Inner Harbor, Onondaga Lake

Sunday June 12- The Syracuse Big Splash!!! Ten Bands@ The Inner Harbor in Syracuse New York, featuring Donna The Buffalo, Sophisitfunk, Tim Herron Corporation, Thousands of One, and many more!!

11:00 am-9:00pm. Two Great Stages: GrassRoots Dance Tent and the Harbor Beer Garden

Presented by the Finger Lakes CleanWaters Initiative with major support from the Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival of Music and Dance.

Defending New York’s Number One Economic Resource!!!

Following on the Incredible Success of the Binghamton Big Splash this past Sunday (estimated attendance two-three thousand), the Finger Lakes CleanWaters Initiative presents the Syracuse Big Splash in defense of Clean Water in New York State and beyond. All are welcome. There is room for everyone under the Big Tent. The events are free, but we are asking for donations to help defer our costs. We also need volunteers so please contact us below if you can help out. Dancers Welcome!!!!

Live Bands and Special Guests all Day Long; Donna The Buffalo, Sophistafunk, Ayurveda, Thousands of One, Tim Herron Corporation, Dutch Bucket System, The Green Deeps, Driftwood, Hee Haw Nightmare plus many special guests and much, much more. Re-known author and biologist Dr. Sandra Steingraber, will speak between bands sometime between three and five o’clock.

GrassRoots Dance Tent Stage and Waterfront Beer Garden Stage, Courtesy of Middle Ages Brewing. Food Vendors, Workshops, Citizen Out Reach and Tabling. Free Show with a suggested $10.00 donation. Inner Harbor @ 390 West Kirkpatrick Street Syracuse, NY 13204 or go down Solar Street near the Carousel Mall

Jump Up and make Big Splash about Clean Water This Summer. Don’t get left standing in a puddle of fracking slurry. We’ll be headed out for destinations unknown in August and September? Where next? Buffalo, Albany, Rochester? New York’s Waters Need Us NOW!!!

WE encourage all to follow the latest Legislative Developments at Solid Shale. and the Clean Water legislation outlined there-in.

From a report on the recent U.S. congressional study of chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing processes:

The most widely used chemical in hydraulic fracturing during a recent 4-year time period, as measured by the number of compounds containing the chemical, was methanol. Methanol, which was used in 342 hydraulic fracturing products, is a hazardous air pollutant and is on the candidate list for potential regulation under the Safe Drinking Water Act. Other chemicals used as components of more than 650 drilling products include 29 chemicals that are (1) known or possible human carcinogens, (2) regulated under the Safe Drinking Water Act for their risks to human health, or (3) listed as hazardous air pollutants under the Clean Air Act.

The BTEX compounds – benzene, toluene, xylene, and ethylbenzene – appeared in 60 of the hydraulic fracturing products. Each BTEX compound is a regulated contaminant under the Safe Drinking Water Act and a hazardous air pollutant under the Clean Air Act. Benzene also is a known human carcinogen. The hydraulic fracturing companies injected 11.4 million gallons of products containing at least one BTEX chemical over the five year period studied.

There is no justification for allowing the oil and gas companies to spread these polluting chemicals, known to be highly toxic and harmful to human health, into our air, drinking water, and soil. Extra safeguards that come with properly defining them as hazardous waste will help avoid accidents, intentional and unintentional dumping into landfills, and ensure proper waste treatment. This act would apply equally and immediately to drilling waste that is already coming across our border from Pennsylvania.

“We all stand on the same shore, we all live downstream, we all draw water from the same well. You can run from poisoned water but you can’t run from the wind. There is nowhere to hide from these dangerous chemicals. There is water in the air and water in the soil. It’s all connected, and whatever you leave behind in our natural world becomes you.” –FLCWI

“I am Nature”    –Jackson Pollock, from a Life Magazine interview in response to a question about his art, and it’s reflection of Nature

Please Join Us In Defending New York’s Waters Against Unsafe Gas Drilling!

Sponsors Include; The Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival , City of Syracuse, Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter, Catskill MountainKeeper, CPNY, NYRAD, ShaleShock, Frack Action, , Gas Free Seneca, N.O.O.N., CSI and many more.


Chris Tate 607-387-9285 office, 607 351-3768 mobile

Jon McNamara 607 761-1572

Lindsey Speer, Neighbors of the Ononodaga Nation 315 475-3027

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