marcellus shale

By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010 - 2:08 pm
Tonight's episode of CSI: "Fracked." Airs at 9pm on CBS. Two men are murdered right before exposing a natural gas company for poisoning residents in a farming town, and the CSIs must discover who is responsible for their deaths on the next episode of... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010 - 11:34 am
Do frackers have to get permits to inject diesel fuel into gas wells? The EPA says yes -- a position that's come under industry attack, via a lawsuit that's currently working its way through federal court. Gas drillers using hydraulic fracturing... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Nov. 8, 2010 - 9:26 am
Akira Ohiso at Zinc Plate Press recently captured photographic evidence of anti-fracking graffiti taggers in Livingston Manor. Speaking of fracking: An anti-drilling group called Action Otsego is planning a protest this Thursday, near a hydrofractured... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Nov. 5, 2010 - 3:29 pm
In remarks Wednesday, following an election-day wave of Republican victory that swept the G.O.P. into power in the House of Representatives, President Barack Obama offered an olive branch to the new legislators: Support for gas drilling. The New York... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010 - 10:45 am
Yesterday, the New York Times ran an analysis of how natural gas is becoming the dominant issue in the election battle between Democratic congressional incumbent Maurice Hinchey and his Republican (and pro-gas-drilling) challenger George Phillips. (The... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010 - 3:04 pm
UPDATE: The day we published this post, PA governor Edward Rendell signed a moratorium on any further gas development in state forests. Wonder if he reads National Geographic. Pennsylvania may own the trees in its state forests, but the state doesn't have... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Oct. 18, 2010 - 2:32 pm
A new mobile investigative outfit called After The Press, founded by Kingston resident Paul Joffe, is marching to a different drum than most of their media fellows. They're not trying to be objective. And they're not trying to beat other reporters to big... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Oct. 8, 2010 - 3:17 pm
A billionaire made some billions by selling his holdings in the Marcellus Shale this week. Forbes reported on Tuesday that Philip Anschutz, who owns Anschutz Energy Corporation, unloaded all 500,000 acres of prime natural gas hydro-fracturing territory... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Sep. 23, 2010 - 9:59 am
In the New York Times yesterday (via Greenwire): Congressman Maurice Hinchey pressed the Obama administration, via its representative on the Delaware River Basin Commission, to halt Marcellus gas drilling in New York and Pennsylvania until his proposed $1... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Sep. 10, 2010 - 2:11 pm
The county board of supervisors may not have shown up, but there were plenty of reporters and video cameras at Wednesday's protest of gas drilling in Delhi, in Delaware County. (Read our coverage of the rally here.) One of the attendees behind a lens was... Read more


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