Hydrofracking remains a controversial topic across the country, and perhaps no more so in New York, where state environmental and health officials are still determining if fracking can be done safely.
Yesterday, during a joint legislative hearing on Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposed executive budget, Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens was peppered with questions from legislators about the administration’s fracking plans.
Several events were held in Amherst Massachusetts over the weekend to mark the inauguration of Jonathan Lash as the sixth president of Hampshire College. The highlight was a formal inauguration ceremony featuring a keynote address by former Vice President Al Gore. WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.
Gore spoke forcefully on his signature issue, global warming, saying policies and practices must change and critics who deny the scientific evidence must be refuted.
Former Vice President Al Gore will be in western Massachusetts today to speak at the inauguration of Hampshire College President Jonathan Lash. WAMC’s Paul Tuthill reports…
The former vice president who has campaigned to educate people about climate change is a friend of Lash who is an environmental attorney and former head of the World Resources Institute. Lash will be formally installed as Hampshire College’s sixth president.
Lash said the small liberal arts college has students and faculty who are independent thinkers passionate about change…
Jonathan Lash will be inaugurated this Friday as the sixth president of Hampshire College. Lash was an environmental attorney, and a former Vermont State Secretary of Natural Resources. Former Vice President Al Gore will deliver a speech at the inauguration. WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Lash.