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New York Fracking Ban

State's Top Court To Review Local Fracking Bans

AP | By MICHAEL VIRTANEN | Posted 10.30.2013 | Green

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's highest court agreed Thursday to hear appeals from a drilling company and a farmer challenging municipal bans on hydr...

New Mexico County First To Ban Fracking Over Water Safety Concerns

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.29.2013 | Green

Mora County, a conservative ranching community in New Mexico, is the first U.S. county to ban the practice of fracking, according to reports from the ...

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...

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...

Environmental Groups Sue Town For Banning Frack Talk

AP | MARY ESCH | Posted 04.14.2013 | Green

ALBANY, N.Y. — Two environmental groups filed a federal lawsuit on Tuesday against an upstate New York town, claiming it violated residents' rig...

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...

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...

Anti-Fracking Comments Collected In New York

AP | By MARY ESCH | Posted 03.13.2013 | Green

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — As Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration nears completion of regulations that could lift a 4 1/2-year-old ban on shale gas drilling...

NY Groups Want Details On Fracking Health Study

AP | By MARY ESCH | Posted 02.17.2013 | Green

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A coalition of environmental groups called on New York state officials Tuesday to release details of a health impact study for s...

New York Court Strikes Down Local Drilling Moratorium

AP | MICHAEL HILL | Posted 12.03.2012 | Green

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A state judge invalidated Binghamton's two-year moratorium on natural gas drilling, marking the first time a local law that woul...

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...

New York Makes Crucial Decision On Fracking

Posted 08.20.2012 | New York

Despite ongoing protests in hopes to ban hydraulic fracturing in New York, CBS reports the state is about to green-light the controversial practice. A...

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...

Gas Company Turns The Tables By Threatening To Sue New York

AP | MARY ESCH | Posted 09.30.2012 | Green

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A natural gas drilling company is taking a new tack in the industry's fight against local drilling bans: It's threatening to sue...

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 ...

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...

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...

The Word on Fracking in the U.S.

Kai Olson-Sawyer | Posted 09.07.2011 | Green
Kai Olson-Sawyer

The month of June witnessed a number of major fracking-related events by different states in the U.S. This cluster of events underscores just how quickly the natural gas extraction method is expanding and how controversial it remains.