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New York Fracking

Frack-No-Phobia

Regina Hopper | Posted 09.09.2013 | Business
Regina Hopper

It is understandable that people have questions about how energy is produced and how risks are managed. But those who have intentionally inspired fear should be called upon to either participate in a more honest and factual dialogue or admit that they just don't want one.

The Road to the White House Is Not Lined With Fracking Rigs

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 09.12.2012 | Green
Wenonah Hauter

Governor Andrew Cuomo's cozy relationship with the oil and gas industry does not bode well for his energy policies if ever elected president.

The Fight Continues In Avon, NY

AP | MARY ESCH | Posted 09.08.2012 | Green

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — In the latest salvo in local battles over gas drilling, a company said Monday it's shutting down wells and turning off the free ...

Activists Call On Cuomo To Keep Fracking Illegal

AP | MARY ESCH | Posted 08.21.2012 | Green

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Community organizers from New York's Southern Tier joined health and environmental groups Wednesday at a rally calling on Gov. A...

Cuomo's Fracking Plan May Further Divide Energy Camps

AP | MARY ESCH | Posted 08.13.2012 | Green

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Landowners along New York's southern border who support natural gas drilling are cheered by reports that the Cuomo administratio...

Oil and Gas Industry Moving Aggressively to Silence Critics

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 07.14.2012 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

When environmental organizations try to publicize problems, the drilling industry flexes its muscles, making it nearly impossible to get their message out.

Albany Prepares For Anti-Fracking Rally

AP | Posted 07.14.2012 | Green

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Opponents of natural gas drilling using hydraulic fracturing are planning a big day of action in Albany, N.Y., culminating with ...

'Seeking Loopholes' In Water Protection?

AP | MARY ESCH | Posted 07.13.2012 | Green

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — With all the restrictions in proposed state regulations and local bans, gas companies say about half of their lease holdings in ...

NY Landowners Assert Right To Frack

AP | MARY ESCH | Posted 07.09.2012 | Green

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A coalition of upstate New York landowners seeking to lease land for natural gas drilling pressed state officials Wednesday to c...

Will A Job Fair Affect New York's Fracking Ban?

AP | MARY ESCH | Posted 06.11.2012 | Green

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) — Businesses ranging from wildlife consultants to titans of the oil and gas industry will gather in Binghamton for New York's ...

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...

New York Debates How To Handle Contaminated Fracking Wastewater

AP | MARY ESCH | Posted 04.21.2012 | Green

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — One of the most contentious issues in the debate over shale gas drilling in New York's share of the Marcellus Shale region — h...

Hydrofracking: A Bad Bet for the Environment -- and the Economy

Paul Gallay | Posted 03.06.2012 | Green
Paul Gallay

If Gov. Cuomo gives fracking the green light, watch out. The drillers are going to have one hell of a party, and we New Yorkers will end up with the hangover.

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?

An Open Letter to Gov. Cuomo and DEC Commissioner Martens

Dave Colavito | Posted 12.05.2011 | New York
Dave Colavito

I've read your report on hydraulic fracturing, and I couldn't find anything that proposes requiring compensation for people who might experience damage to their property, contamination of their water, or adverse health affects.

Is New York's Governor Opening a Pandora's Box?

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 01.28.2012 | Green
Alison Rose Levy

With recent evidence that fracking chemicals can migrate far from a frack site, should people have to play "believe it or not" with the safety pronouncements made by gas industry P.R. and advertising campaigns?

Tuning Up the Orchestra: A Symphony of Protest Builds Against Fracking

Bryan Farrell | Posted 01.22.2012 | Green
Bryan Farrell

Like the recent decision by the Obama administration to delay the Keystone XL pipeline, the Delaware River Basin Commission vote was hardly an indictment of extreme carbon-based extraction that poisons water.

New York's Fracking Rules Don't Go Far Enough: Lawyers

AP | MARY ESCH | Posted 09.11.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — While an energy industry economist says New York's proposal to place large areas off-limits to gas drilling is overly restrictive...

Tom Zeller Jr.

Future Of New York's Fracking Moratorium In Question (UPDATED)

HuffingtonPost.com | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 08.30.2011 | Green

Environmental groups were up in arms on Thursday as news percolated that New York State's moratorium on natural gas exploration using a contentious te...

EXCLUSIVE: Mark Ruffalo Fears 'The World Is Leaving Us Behind'

The Huffington Post | Joanna Zelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

On what many New Yorkers deemed a snow day, one overflowing gallery in the city was filled with artists and activists who decided to leave their warm ...

Frack Attack

Michael Brune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

Fracking. It's a word you probably hadn't heard a year ago. This week the EPA had to postpone a hearing on the subject because of concerns the venue might not be able to accommodate the 8,000 citizens expected to show.

Lessons from Dimock, PA: Calling for a Moratorium on Natural Gas Drilling in New York

Mark Ruffalo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mark Ruffalo

Do we take the dirty-energy money and run and screw the consequences? Or do we build something more sustainable that doesn't hurt the people around us? Which do you choose?

Natural Gas Drilling: Calling on New York to Stop This Unnatural Process

Mark Ruffalo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mark Ruffalo

I don't know when America got to the point where someone can pour 590 chemicals into the ground with impunity -- where we have to argue for our right to know what's in our water and to protect our families.