Protesters http://wamc.org en Anti-Fracking Move Keeps Heat On At Capital http://wamc.org/post/anti-fracking-move-keeps-heat-capital <p>ALBANY – More than 1,000 protesters gathered at the State Capitol to send the message to Governor Cuomo that New Yorkers don’t want fracking. The action included 130 co-sponsor organizations from medical associations to farmers to the Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter.</p><p>Protesters came on 30 buses, in car pools, rode bikes and walked. They were joined by former Congressman Maurice Hinchey, Actor Debra Winger, and musician Natalie Merchant.</p><p>Hinchey called upon the government to do what he said is the right thing.</p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 12:31:48 +0000 Hank Gross 67275 at http://wamc.org Anti-Fracking Move Keeps Heat On At Capital Vermont Dismisses Trespass Charge in Lowell Wind Case http://wamc.org/post/vermont-dismisses-trespass-charge-lowell-wind-case <p>Vermont prosecutors have dismissed a trespass charge against a journalist who was arrested while covering a protest against construction of a wind power facility on Lowell Mountain.<br><br>Sixty-eight-year-old Chris Braithwaite, the publisher of the Barton Chronicle, was arrested a year ago while covering the protest that took place when construction was getting under way on the project that is now operational.<br><br>The Caledonian Record is reporting Orleans County prosecutors did not say why they dismissed the charge against Braithwaite.<br> Thu, 06 Dec 2012 22:40:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 53447 at http://wamc.org Vermont Dismisses Trespass Charge in Lowell Wind Case