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High Volume Hydraulic Fracturing

Fracking Insurance: Winners and Losers

Dave Colavito | Posted 09.19.2012 | New York
Dave Colavito

To stay in business, insurance companies' collective policy premiums must exceed the collective expense of liabilities. This means they won't protect people and the environment when there isn't money to be made, so we rely on government.

Fracking Industry Enjoyed Privileged Access to Controversial New York DEC Environmental Review

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 08.28.2012 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

Documents obtained by the Environmental Working Group show that bureaucrats within the NY DEC granted the oil and gas industry premature access to highly controversial draft regulations for shale gas fracking in the state.

New York's Fracking Math Problems

Dave Colavito | Posted 07.02.2012 | New York
Dave Colavito

It's puzzling for some of us to reconcile the continuing rise of gasoline prices with the current boom in domestic oil and natural gas production. W...

Fracking: Ban It

Dave Colavito | Posted 04.04.2012 | New York
Dave Colavito

NY Governor Cuomo and DEC Commissioner Martens should be commended for their deliberative efforts to regulate high volume hydraulic fracturing (fracking) thus far in our state, but the time has come for both men to lead.

Marcellus Shale (When It Isn't) Play

Dave Colavito | Posted 02.21.2012 | New York
Dave Colavito

If we can't rely on industry and agencies to be authentic in their word use, or provide us with adequate protection from being fracked, it's fair to ask, what can we rely on them for?