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By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Jun. 13, 2012 - 12:23 pm
In today's New York Times, reporter Danny Hakim writes that Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration is quietly pursuing an entirely new plan to regulate hydraulic fracturing. Anonymous sources, including a senior Department of Environmental Conservation... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011 - 10:07 am
Today (November 29), Sullivan County Community College in Loch Sheldrake hosts the third in a series of four hearings on proposed gas drilling regulations held by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). Two similar hearings have... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Nov. 18, 2011 - 2:41 pm
The Delaware River Basin Commission, a multi-state and federal agency that governs water use in the Delaware River Basin, has abruptly cancelled a meeting at which commissioners were expected to vote on new gas drilling regulations. A notice posted on the... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Sep. 22, 2011 - 12:25 pm
Above: The board of the Town of Dryden unanimously passes a ban on gas drilling on August 2, 2011. Video by ShaleShock, an anti-gas drilling media group. The first shots in what is likely to become a statewide battle were fired recently, as two lawsuits... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Sep. 9, 2011 - 10:11 am
Image: A Catskills map from 1903. From, a website devoted to Livingston Manor history. WXXI, a public radio station in Rochester, reported yesterday that New York State Assemblyman Kevin Cahill -- whose district, the 101st, includes... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011 - 12:02 pm
Politics around here has always been a little more complicated than Republican vs. Democrat. And with gas drilling emerging as a big -- and party-busting -- issue in the upcoming town elections across New York State, the political landscape is getting... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Aug. 22, 2011 - 8:46 pm
Video clip: Andes resident Laurie McIntosh (a.k.a. Story Laurie) delivers her testimony in song, at a public forum on gas drilling last Friday. On the evening of Friday, August 19, over 100 people crammed into the Andes Central School auditorium to air... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011 - 9:34 am
From the AP today: The Department of Environmental Conservation has announced that the 60-day period for public comment on the latest draft of gas drilling regulations -- scheduled to begin in early August -- has been pushed back to "late summer." The... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Jun. 27, 2011 - 3:12 pm
The national debate over hydraulic fracturing and the future of shale gas in America's energy future is getting hotter all the time. The good news: Investigators from well-respected institutions dedicated to ferreting out facts are taking a close look at... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Apr. 19, 2011 - 4:23 pm
Politicians say the weirdest things. From today's Times Herald-Record: In Sullivan County, Highland's town board recently passed a couple of resolutions calling on New York State to allow more local control over gas drilling. (Such resolutions don't have... Read more


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