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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...

As Cuomo Turns His Back, Zephyr Teachout Emerges as the People's Candidate

Charlie Ferrusi | Posted 11.07.2014 | New York
Charlie Ferrusi

From her grassroots supporters in the Hudson Valley to her loyal students who pressured Cuomo to a debate, Zephyr Teachout, a current professor of law at Fordham University, is looking to call Cuomo out and take New York by storm.

Celebs To Obama: What The Frack?!

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 11.19.2013 | Green

The campaign to end fracking just got star-studded. In a series of videos calling for an end to fracking, celebrity environmental advocates demand...

Obama Will Tour Fracking Hot Spots Without Governor

AP | By MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 10.19.2013 | Green

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo will avoid a potentially dicey political conflict by not accompanying President Barack Obama to parts of upsta...

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.

NY Lawmakers Want Public Input On Fracking Review

AP | Posted 04.08.2013 | Green

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A coalition of 65 state lawmakers is asking New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to release the Department of Environmental Conservation's...

New York Health Professionals Call for Solid Science in Assessing Fracking's Health Risks

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 01.28.2013 | Green
Alison Rose Levy

Given such concerns as radioactivity, dangerous air pollution, and water contamination, a comprehensive, thorough and detailed assessment is a must for New York, one of the most populated states in the country, say the health professionals.

NY Fracking Regulations Decision Delayed Into 2013, Governor Says

AP | MARY ESCH | Posted 01.20.2013 | Green

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A health impact review of shale gas drilling by national experts will make it impossible to meet a looming deadline for new frac...

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.

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.

N.Y. Chefs Unite Against Fracking, Hold July 26 Fundraiser at Brooklyn Winery

Regina Varolli | Posted 09.17.2012 | New York
Regina Varolli

It's not often that chefs get political, but the issue of fracking has caused such luminaries as Mario Batali, Elizabeth Faulkner, Chris Santos, and Michael Laiskonis to write to Governor Cuomo, urging him not to allow fracking in New York State.

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.

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?

As Fracking Crosses the Delaware, Deepak Chopra and Mark Ruffalo Talk Fracking, Water, Energy, and Health

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 11.19.2011 | Green
Alison Rose Levy

The countdown is on for water contamination in five states and two major urban areas of the Northeast. Once drilling begins, 15 million people will find what the government doesn't know about fracking.