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New York Fracking Ban

Christopher Mathias

Towns Threaten Secession Over Governor's Fracking Ban | Christopher Mathias | Posted 02.20.2015 | Politics

Fifteen New York towns that are upset at Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s decision to ban fracking have threatened to secede from the state and join n...

The Science On Fracking Merits A Ban

Margie Alt | Posted 03.17.2015 | Green
Margie Alt

It's especially vexing that the secretary chose to invoke science in her critique. In fact, a significant body of scientific evidence is emerging that demonstrates that fracking is inherently dangerous to the environment and human health.

President Obama Needs to Follow the Empire State's Leadership on Banning Fracking

Mark Ruffalo | Posted 03.10.2015 | Green
Mark Ruffalo

While we've heard pro-fracking propaganda before from the Obama administration, many Americans have had enough of it and I'm one of them. In 2008, I voted for 'Hope and Change,' but we are not getting the change we hoped for.

Why All States Should All Have a New York State of Mind

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.09.2015 | Green
Maria Rodale

We all need pure water, clean air, and the healthy environment necessary to support and sustain healthy lives, yet political leaders fail to give environmental rights the same protections they give other fundamental rights like freedom of speech.

Lawsuits Over New York Fracking Ban Unlikely, Experts Say

Reuters | Daniel Wiessner | Posted 02.17.2015 | Green

ALBANY, N.Y., Dec 17 (Reuters) - When Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a ban on fracking in New York on Wednesday, he predicted "a ton of lawsuits" a...

New York State To Ban Fracking

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 12.18.2014 | Green

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) will ban hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, in his state, officials announced Wednesday. "I will be bound...

New Mexico County First To Ban Fracking Over Water Safety Concerns

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.29.2013 | Green

Mora County, a conservative ranching community in New Mexico, is the first U.S. county to ban the practice of fracking, according to reports from the ...

Can New York State Power its Way to a Sustainable Future?

Stacy Clark | Posted 05.12.2013 | Green
Stacy Clark

As fossil fuel exploration and extraction become riskier, their associated external costs will increase exponentially, whereas clean energy alternatives will stabilize energy costs for taxpayers and corporations. This is the arithmetic that could forever change America's perception of renewables.

State Assembly Approves Fracking Moratorium

Newsday | Joan Gralla | Posted 05.07.2013 | Green

ALBANY -- The Democrat-dominated State Assembly on Wednesday approved a two-year moratorium on high-volume hydraulic fracturing from the Southern Tier...

Governor Cuomo: Not One Well!

Mark Ruffalo | Posted 04.13.2013 | New York
Mark Ruffalo

If rumor becomes plan, then the residents of the Southern Tier become unwilling lab rats in our governor's fracking experiment. It's an experiment that risks ruin for many in the form of poisoned water, toxic air, burning flare stacks, mystery chemicals, and 24/7 noise.

Lynne Peeples

Don't Frack Me: New York Towns Defend Local Bans As Cuomo Considers Lifting State Moratorium | Lynne Peeples | Posted 02.11.2013 | Green

Brewery Ommegang of upstate New York fills more than 30,000 barrels with beer every year. The primary component of the popular Belgian, wheat and ambe...

Lynne Peeples

Frack Fight: Activists Escalate Resistance In New York | Lynne Peeples | Posted 02.01.2013 | Green

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. -- Eileen Hamlin leaned in towards the computer screen for a closer look at the purple blocks peppering a digital map of New York sta...

New York Makes Crucial Decision On Fracking

Posted 08.20.2012 | New York

Despite ongoing protests in hopes to ban hydraulic fracturing in New York, CBS reports the state is about to green-light the controversial practice. A...

Second Judge Upholds NY Fracking Ban

Reuters | Posted 04.26.2012 | Green

By Dan Wiessner ALBANY, N.Y., Feb 24 (Reuters) - A New York state judge on Friday upheld an upstate community's ban on gas drilling, ...

NY Judge Rules Towns Can Ban Fracking

Reuters | Posted 04.22.2012 | Green

By Dan Wiessner NEW YORK, Feb 21 (Reuters) - In a blow to the oil and gas industry, a judge has ruled small towns in New York have the...

The Word on Fracking in the U.S.

Kai Olson-Sawyer | Posted 09.07.2011 | Green
Kai Olson-Sawyer

The month of June witnessed a number of major fracking-related events by different states in the U.S. This cluster of events underscores just how quickly the natural gas extraction method is expanding and how controversial it remains.