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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 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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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.

'Fracking' Banned In Buffalo, NY

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The city of Buffalo, New York, banned the natural gas drilling technique of hydraulic fracturing on Tuesday, a largely symbolic...

Do Progressives Have True Grit?

Andrew Reinbach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Reinbach

It's hard to avoid the impression that most progressives are more interested in complaining about the right wing, or how things are going in the country, than getting their hands dirty and slugging it out.

NY Bans Controversial Gas Drilling Technique For 7 Months

AP | MARY ESCH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

ALBANY, N.Y. — Environmental groups and energy companies both claimed victory after Gov. David Paterson ordered a seven-month moratorium on some...

NY Assembly Passes Temporary Ban On 'Fracking'

nytimes.com | MIREYA NAVARRO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The New York State Assembly voted 93 to 43 Monday night to place a temporary moratorium on a controversial type of natural gas exploration that combin...