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Romanelli & Son Is Recognized as One of the Leading Companies in Risk Management
Romanelli & Son has been recognized with Energi's 2012 Excellence in Risk Management Award for its dedication to loss prevention and safety programs. Energi, a leading provider of insurance and risk management programs to the energy industry, recognized Romanelli & Son as being the "Best of the Best" within the industry at the annual Energi Risk Management & Insurance Summit in Orlando, FL on June 5, 2012.
Romanelli & Son's excellent reputation and commitment to loss prevention and safety techniques, and success in fulfilling the award criteria has enabled it to set a future standard of excellence amongst industry peers.
For over 80 years, Romanelli & Son has been committed to safely bringing comfort services to homes and businesses on Long Island. "Our employees are trained and then retrained in the latest industry safety techniques so that our customers enjoy peace of mind all year long," said company president Martin Romanelli.
Listen to "My Water's On Fire Tonight"
This piece of musical black humor from Studio 20 NYU highlights the flaming faucets, water contamination and other hazards that result from "fracking," the controversial drilling practice being used to produce natural gas. It's a catchy tune with lyrics that accurately depict this risky extraction procedure, which is widely used in New York State and Pennsylvania.
Couple Succeeds in Halting Natural Gas Drilling
This video tells the story of how Jen and Jim Slotterback used a rapid infusion of grassroots activity to prevent natural gas drilling at Rider Park in Lycoming County in Pennsylvania. Check it out and see how a little determination can go a long way in protecting the open spaces we love.
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The largest domestic natural gas drilling boom in history has swept across the United States. The Halliburton-developed drilling technology of "fracking" or hydraulic fracturing has unlocked a "Saudia Arabia of natural gas" just beneath us. But is fracking safe? When filmmaker Josh Fox is asked to lease his land for drilling, he embarks on a cross-country odyssey uncovering a trail of secrets, lies and contamination. The result is GASLAND, a documentary filled with astonishing revelations that Variety calls "...one of the most effective and expressive environmental films of recent years."
April 10, 2011: Studies Say Natural Gas Has Its Own Environmental Problems
The research to support this claim, which Cornell University professors will soon publish, has also made headlines in the Huffington Post as well as in the Congressional newspaper The Hill. It suggests that the rush to develop the nation's vast, unconventional sources of natural gas is logistically impractical and likely to do more to heat up the planet than mining and burning coal.
The problem, the studies suggest, is that planet-warming methane, the chief component of natural gas, is escaping into the atmosphere in far larger quantities than previously thought, with as much as 7.9 percent of it puffing out from shale gas wells during the fracking process, intentionally vented or flared, or seeping from loose pipe fittings along gas distribution lines.
This news is certain to rattle policymakers in Washington who have promoted gas as a solution to our energy crisis. The Huffington Post calls it a "game changer" and suggests that "the White House and members of Congress must read this important study and immediately reconsider the emphasis on relying on gas for our energy needs. It is time to leave all of the dirty fossil fuels firmly behind us, and focus on the transition to real clean energy sources."
Read more about this explosive study. View The New York Times article, The Hill article, and the Huffington Post article.
What's really behind inflated energy prices?
This video shows Congressman Joe Courtney (D-CT) speaking on the floor of the House of Representatives to urge the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to implement rules that would rein in spiraling gas prices. In his speech, Courtney urged the CFTC to reduce the influence of speculators who are driving up gas prices across the country by as much as $27 per barrel.