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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...

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...

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...

Measuring Fracking's True Methane Footprint

Posted 03.27.2013 | Green

From EarthTechling's Beth Buczynski: Anti-fracking activists in New York State have conducted one of the first methane baseline assessments on an a...

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 ...

Are You Faking Your Fracking Knowledge? Here Are Six Good Sources

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 05.05.2013 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

People across America are talking about the effect hydraulic fracturing (often called "fracking") is having on our food, water and health. But even if you don't have time to read all the reports and articles, you are probably curious about fracking, and why people are concerned.

Cuomo Reportedly Changes Course On Fracking After RFK Jr. Calls

AP | By MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 05.02.2013 | Green

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo came as close as he ever has to approving fracking last month, laying out a limited drilling plan for...

DEC Misses New York Fracking Study Deadline

AP | MARY ESCH | Posted 02.13.2013 | Green

ALBANY, N.Y. -- Environmental groups praised state regulators for delaying a decision on shale gas development until a more in-depth health study is f...

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...

New York Probably Won't See A Shale Gas Boom, Even If Moratorium Is Lifted

AP | By MARY ESCH | Posted 02.25.2013 | Green

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — After more than four years of environmental review marked by escalating battles between industry and anti-drilling protesters, N...

NY Fracking Rules 'Have Nothing To Do With Science'

AP | By MARY ESCH | Posted 02.08.2013 | Green

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York regulators will begin taking public comments on revised gas-drilling rules this week, though an extensive environmental...

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...

NY To Review Fracking Health Impacts Before Lifting Moratorium

AP | MARY ESCH | Posted 11.21.2012 | Green

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's health commissioner and "qualified outside experts" will review the health impacts of shale gas drilling before a mor...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

'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...

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...

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.