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Don't Frack Illinois (or North Carolina, Georgia, Maryland, New York, Virginia, or Florida)

Tony Ingraffea | Posted 06.04.2013 | Green
Tony Ingraffea

Destroying the land to provide a few years of toxic, temporary jobs and further entrench our nation's dependency on fossil fuel is not a good bargain for New York or for Illinois -- or for any other state proposed for wringing out the last puddles and whiffs of gas and oil.

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.

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.

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.

Lynne Peeples

Frack Fight: Activists Escalate Resistance In New York

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Lynne Peeples

Tour de Frack: Yoko Ono Among Artists On Bus Tour Who Say Industry Twists The Truth

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 01.19.2013 | Green

DIMOCK, Pa. -- Josh Fox, director of the Oscar-winning documentary Gasland, stood at the front of the bus peering down the aisle, past Yoko Ono an...

Legislators Ask Cuomo For More Time On Fracking

AP | By MARY ESCH | Posted 03.11.2013 | Green

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Three state Assembly committee chairmen asked New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday to suspend the comment period on new gas dri...

NY Agency Requests More Time For Fracking Health Study

Reuters | Posted 01.30.2013 | Green

By Peter Rudegeair NEW YORK, Nov 29 (Reuters) - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's administration will delay a decision on whether to o...

Scarlett Johansson Hosts 'Gasland' Benefit To Speak Out Against Fracking

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 10.20.2012 | New York

Public health advocates may have scored a victory when New York called for a review of the effects of hydraulic fracturing, further delaying any poten...

Fracking Supporters To Rally In Albany

AP | Posted 12.15.2012 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Supporters of using hydraulic fracturing to produce natural gas are set to demonstrate in Albany, N.Y. Hundreds o...

Cuomo's Careful Approach to Fracking

Steven Cohen | Posted 12.08.2012 | Green
Steven Cohen

The highly charged political environment around hydraulic fracturing is the direct result of the hard-charging, damn-the-torpedoes strategy of the gas companies and their allies to get that gas at any cost.

Cuomo Pressured On Both Sides To Make Fracking Decision

AP | MARY ESCH | Posted 11.06.2012 | Green

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Town officials and landowners eager for shale gas drilling to begin in southern New York are pressing Gov. Andrew Cuomo to appro...

Taking on Fracking

Dan Lamb | Posted 10.21.2012 | New York
Dan Lamb

As a lifelong environmental advocate who believes that our path to prosperity must include clean, renewable energy, I am ready to stand up to Albany, Washington, and the shale gas industry to protect the health and safety of New York families.

Will Gov. Cuomo Listen to the Lobbyists and Gas Industry Consultants? Or the Citizens of New York?

Gabe Elsner | Posted 10.16.2012 | New York
Gabe Elsner

Mounting evidence suggests that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is eschewing science and public concerns in an effort to curry favor with the gas industry.

Fracking Opponents Put Pressure On NY Governor

AP | Posted 10.01.2012 | Green

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Opponents of shale gas drilling that involves blasting chemical-laden water deep into the ground are asking New York Gov. Andrew...

National Rally on Fracking Hones in on Governor Cuomo

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 09.30.2012 | Green
Wenonah Hauter

He may think he can't afford to anger the oil and gas companies just four years before he runs for president, but the reality is he can't afford to enrage the progressive base by accepting fracking. Governor Cuomo must not allow fracking in any part of New York.

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.

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...

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.

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.