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Fracking New York

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...

New York's Energy Plan Has Very Obvious Omission

AP | MARY ESCH | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's newly released energy plan calls for increased use of renewable energy and clean technology and anticipates reduced u...

New Ruling On State's Local Fracking Bans

AP | GEORGE M. WALSH | Posted 07.02.2013 | Green

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York municipalities can use local zoning laws to ban the practice of hydraulic fracturing to drill for natural gas, a mid-lev...

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.

Appeals Court To Consider Local New York Fracking Bans

AP | MARY ESCH | Posted 05.21.2013 | Green

ALBANY, N.Y. — Backers of natural gas drilling and environmental advocates wrangled Thursday over whether New York's towns have the legal right ...

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...

RFK Jr: Fox News Has Divided Country In A Way Not Seen Since Civil War

The Huffington Post | John Stephens | Posted 12.08.2012 | Media

Robert F. Kennedy Jr told HuffPost Live host Josh Zepps in an interview Friday that he believes conservative media outlets such as Fox News are damagi...

Fracking and Radium, the Silvery-White Monster

Karl Grossman | Posted 01.15.2013 | Green
Karl Grossman

Radium must be left in the earth, not unleashed with fracking to inflict disease on people today and many, many generations into the future.

Over 1,000 Demonstrators Rally Against NY Fracking

AP | MARY ESCH | Posted 10.28.2012 | Green

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — More than 1,000 demonstrators marched to New York's state Capitol on Monday to keep up the pressure on Gov. Andrew Cuomo as he p...

PHOTOS: New Yorkers Protest Fracking Outside Cuomo Summit

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 08.22.2012 | New York

On the heels of Monday's report revealing New York state is set to allow hydraulic fracturing, over 350 people gathered outside a policy summit hosted...

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.

For Farmers, Fracking Could Mean Salvation-- Or Ruin

AP | MARY ESCH | Posted 07.21.2012 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. -- When Dan Fitzsimmons looks across the Susquehanna River and sees the flares of Pennsylvania gas wells, he thinks bitterly of the riche...

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...

The Facts on Fracking: Interview with Barbara Arrindell of DCS

Summer Rayne Oakes | Posted 06.30.2012 | Green
Summer Rayne Oakes

A topic of controversy for the last number of years, hydraulic fracturing (a.k.a. fracking) has become a serious concern among citizens. In this interview, Barbara Arrindell shares the 101 on natural gas exploration.

Fracking and El Rushbo

Andrew Reinbach | Posted 06.06.2012 | Green
Andrew Reinbach

How the gas industry got itself in this fracking mess has a lot in common with how Rush Limbaugh's sneers about Sandra Fluke's contraception may have cost the Republicans the November elections.

America's Energy Future Hinges on New York, Ohio, Other States' Leadership

Frank Stewart | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics
Frank Stewart

It's clear that states are continuing to lead the way on studying and preparing comprehensive regulatory schemes for natural gas development. What isn't clear is the role of the federal sector.

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.

Shale-Shocked

Ellen Cantarow | Posted 03.24.2012 | Green
Ellen Cantarow

This is a story about water, the land surrounding it, and the lives it sustains. But for once, this story isn't about tragedy. It's about a resistance movement that has arisen to challenge some of the most powerful corporations in history.

Bishops, Nuns And Rabbis Debate Fracking

AP | By KEVIN BEGOS | Posted 09.08.2011 | Green

PITTSBURGH -- Bishops, nuns and rabbis are joining the environmental and social debate over natural gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale region, and ma...

Tom Zeller Jr.

For South Africans, An American Tour Of The Fracking Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 08.29.2011 | Green

CALLICOON, N.Y. -- Late last Sunday morning, Doug Stern and Lukie Strydom, farmers from South Africa, shuffled quietly in the parking lot of Lander's ...

Fracking in New York State -- Is the Train Out of the Station?

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 08.15.2011 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

Most people aren't aware that in the hydro-fracking process -- in addition to the release of gas -- toxins including heavy metals and radioactive materials are also sent into the soil, water, and air.