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Fracking New York: It's Not Over 'Till It's Over

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.01.2016 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

When Governor Andrew Cuomo decided to ban fracking in New York State in December 2014, New Yorkers thought their worries were over. They were wrong.

Christopher Mathias

Towns Threaten Secession Over Governor's Fracking Ban

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

New York to Ban Fracking Based on Adverse Health Data (Lawsuits Likely to Follow)

Andrew Lieb | Posted 02.18.2015 | New York
Andrew Lieb

New York's move should motivate the Erin Brokoviches of this world to start their lawsuits against companies involved in fracking based on the plethora of adverse health data exposed.

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...

The Science on Fracking Is In: Not One Well!

Mark Ruffalo | Posted 02.15.2015 | Green
Mark Ruffalo

While filming a new movie in London, I learned that the sole shale gas well in the nation -- just a few hours north of me -- has triggered two earthquakes, suffered a "structural integrity failure," and risked poisoning water supplies.

Standing in Solidarity to End Fracking

Deborah Cipolla-Dennis | Posted 05.21.2014 | Green
Deborah Cipolla-Dennis

Our communities have good reason to be concerned: fracking has been associated with poisoned water, air pollution and serious health problems, not to mention animal deaths and industrial disasters and explosions.

De Blasio Speaks Out Against Fracking

Posted 01.24.2014 | New York

Speaking to reporters in Washington, D.C. Thursday, Mayor Bill de Blasio voiced his "firm" opposition to hydraulic fracturing, otherwise known as frac...

Kate Sheppard

Four Colorado Cities Vote On Whether To Halt Fracking

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics

Voters in four Colorado cities will decide this Election Day whether or not to ban fracking within their communities, putting the state at the center ...

For Democrats Nationwide, Pennsylvania Offers a Lens on the Widening Rift Over Fracking

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 11.25.2013 | Politics
Wenonah Hauter

As President Obama's misguided reign over our nation's energy policy ebbs on, Democrats that seek to succeed him would be wise to pay heed to the widening chasm over fracking that is increasingly dividing the party.

Energy Company Abandons 13,000 Acres Of Drilling Leases

Reuters | Posted 11.09.2013 | Green

By Edward McAllister NEW YORK, Sept 9 (Reuters) - Chesapeake Energy Corp has agreed to release more than 13,000 acres of land leased ...

Kate Sheppard

New York Enviros To Obama: No Fracking Way!

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 08.23.2013 | Politics

Anti-fracking activists confronted President Barack Obama as he toured upstate New York on Friday. Organizers reported that more than 500 protesters s...

WATCH: NYC Fracking Pipeline Has Activists Up In Arms

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 05.03.2013 | New York

The Spectra pipeline, a high-pressure natural gas delivery system that aims to bring hundreds of millions of barrels of hydrofracked gas directly into...

Measuring Fracking's True Methane Footprint

Posted 03.27.2013 | Green

From EarthTechling's Beth Buczynski: Anti-fracking activists in New York State have conducted one of the first methane baseline assessments on an a...

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...

Are You Faking Your Fracking Knowledge? Here Are Six Good Sources

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 05.05.2013 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

People across America are talking about the effect hydraulic fracturing (often called "fracking") is having on our food, water and health. But even if you don't have time to read all the reports and articles, you are probably curious about fracking, and why people are concerned.

Fracking, Health and Our Chemical History

Michael Green | Posted 04.16.2013 | Green
Michael Green

Though fracking companies keep their chemical use secret, a 2011 study identified more than 600 chemicals used in fracking. We urged New York Governor Cuomo to put profits ahead of our health and environment by maintaining the moratorium on fracking.

Frack Tracks: New York Regulations Delayed, Fracking Could Still Begin Soon

Lynne Peeples | Posted 04.14.2013 | Green
Lynne Peeples

Welcome to my blog, Toxic Tracks. Please send along any feedback via email or Twitter. Natural gas suporters expressed further frustrations and anti-...

'You're Silencing Us' -- Protecting Free Speech Rights in Sanford, New York

Kate Sinding | Posted 04.14.2013 | Green
Kate Sinding

Last September, after taking a series of pro-fracking actions over a four-year period, Sanford's Town Board abruptly imposed a gag order silencing its citizens from discussing the red-hot issue of proposed new fracking in New York and the town.

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

NY Fracking Scandal: Seven Groups Demand Conflict of Interest Investigation of Cuomo Administration

Steve Horn | Posted 04.13.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

New York could soon become the newest state in the union to allow hydraulic fracturing (fracking), the controversial technique used to enable shale oil and gas extraction.

With His Fracking Decision Looming, Gov. Cuomo's Political Future Hangs in the Balance

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 04.08.2013 | Green
Wenonah Hauter

If the administration thinks it can bite the bullet -- allow drilling, take the short-term political hit and move on -- it's got another thing coming. Any decision to allow drilling in New York will have grave and long-term political consequences.

Artists Against Fracking Posts Plea For Frack-Free New York (VIDEO)

Lynne Peeples | Posted 04.05.2013 | Green
Lynne Peeples

Welcome again to my blog, Toxic Tracks. Please send along any feedback or ideas for environmental health topics via email or Twitter. With only weeks...