Stories by Maura Stephens

Maura Stephens, who works as the associate director of the Park Center for Independent Media, is a writer, theater artist, educator, and peace, justice, and sustainability advocate. She lives in central New York State, "in the spleen of the Marcellus Shale." subscribe to Maura Stephens's feed

Posted on: Dec 12, 2013, Source: Truthout

One of the biggest reasons people shop at Walmart is because it's cheap. Here are some other ways to save instead.

Posted on: Apr 16, 2012, Source:

It's time for campus communities to use their collective might to support Occupy and the fight for social justice. A primer for those on campus looking to make a difference.

Posted on: Jun 30, 2011, Source: AlterNet

New York is about to lift its ban on hydrofracking. Will Governor Cuomo listen to local activists?

Posted on: Apr 18, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Pickens has essentially written a bill to require 'natural' gas in some vehicles, even as communities across the country are protesting the environmental impacts of drilling.

Posted on: Dec 15, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Industry spends millions trying to convince the public and our lawmakers of the benefits of "natural" gas, but a quick look at the propaganda reveals some deep flaws.

Posted on: Oct 19, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Learn to decode the messages of the gas industry, its shills, the politicians in its pocket, and lazy journalists.

Posted on: Aug 26, 2010, Source: YES! Magazine

Repercussions have included fatalities from exploding wells, completely dead 30-mile stretches of streams, exploding tap water, sick children and adults, and farmland destruction.

Posted on: Dec 10, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Residents of others states are issuing words of warning for New Yorkers who may soon allow companies to use the "fracking" process to drill for natural gas.

Posted on: Dec 28, 2008, Source: AlterNet

All of Wall Street has been engaging in crimes and swindles like Madoff's against the American people, and the rest of the world, for decades.

Posted on: Jul 26, 2007, Source: AlterNet

A followup to the harrowing tale of "Andy," the local interpreter who is fighting for his life after serving the U.S. military in Iraq.

Posted on: Jul 9, 2007, Source: AlterNet

He thought he could rebuild his country by helping the Americans. Now an Iraqi translator and his family have been targeted for execution, and instead of helping, U.S. officials have trapped him in an endless Catch-22.