Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Anti-Broadwater Coalition at Shoreham

It's hard to tell how the anti-Broadwater rally in Shoreham went today based on this cursory account by Newsday. (The problem with holdiing pseudo-events like news conferences at which no real news is made is that newspapers tend see them for what they are, and treat them accordingly, with a yawn, which is what no doubt happened today. It's worth noting that Broadwater held a counter-pseudo-event today that got even shorter shrift from Newsday.)

More interesting to me is that now there is a coalition -- the Anti-Broadwater Coalition -- that Newsday says encompasses dozens of groups. (Environmental groups often have small and overlapping memberships, so there's no telling how many people are actually represented.)

"The oil industry does not own Long Island Sound, said Adrienne Esposito, exec director of Citizens Campaign for the Environment. "We own Long Island Sound."


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi. I'm writing a paper on the proposed Broadwater LNG facility for independent study science credits at Hofstra. I'll be focusing on the pros as well as the cons, all the better to fine tune our argument. Being an english lit. major and only recently returning to college after a 12 year absence, I'm a little out of the swing of things. Could you please recommend any credible resources for my paper? Perhaps some articles or books that aren't too complex or at least cover the basics. I would be very grateful.

BTW, I belong to a small group in Huntington that is looking to organize a town-hall type meeting at the New Community Cinema, hopefully with several speakers and a large public outreach.

Thank you for your help.
Melissa Sellars
Huntington, New York

6:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My email is kc2cxi@yahoo.com

Thanks again.

9:20 PM  

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