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    Fri, 24 Feb 2012 10:39:41

    Natalie Merchant Performs at a Very Special Benefit Concert Against Hydrofracking - It takes place March 10 and yes, we'll tell you what the hell hydrofracking is

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    Natalie Merchant, formerly of the 10,000 Maniacs, along with Sandra Steingraber and The Horse Flies, will spend Saturday March 10 at the Forum Theatre, located in Binghamton NY at 236 Washington Street. Why? They will perform at a very special benefit concert against hydrofracking, which involves our water on the East Coast.

    The showtime is 7 PM, with tickets starting at $32.

    "Hydrofracking poses the greatest threat to clean drinking water in New York and Pennsylvania right now. Our opposition to this threat is imperative. I hope people can come to the concert to show their concern," Merchant said in a statement.

    "Fracking is wrong. Sooner or later, steel and concrete disintegrates. Sooner or later, gas wells open portals of contamination between drinking water aquifers and the toxic materials held in the bedrock below. Doing fracking 'right' simply means building time bombs with longer fuses. There are no places in New York and no children in New York that we are willing to sacrifice," explained Sandra Steingraber, Ph.D., Biologist.

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    Shale gas hydrofracking is perhaps the most deleterious technology ever invented to poison our land, air, and water. The Finger Lakes CleanWaters Initiative is dedicated to protecting and improving the quality of the precious and still largely clean waters of New York State. The focus is event-based education, and we harness the considerable power of live music presentation to illuminate and educate the public at large about the importance of clean water and a healthy environment.

    Any New Yorkers planning to support this cause or see this show?

    —Katie Sheehan
    02.24.12



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