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By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Sep. 1, 2010 - 12:00 pm
Don't get your hopes up -- you've had your heart broken before. But this time it's different, the EPA says: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced the last of the Hydraulic Fracturing Study Public Meetings for September 13 and 15, 2010, at... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010 - 5:12 pm
The EPA might not be able to get its act together to organize a public meeting on hydrofracking, but the New York City Council hosted one last night at the Borough of Manhattan Community College. On hand: A few hundred concerned citizens, mostly anti-... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010 - 1:40 pm
This week, the EPA dropped a last-minute bombshell on a planned meeting to discuss the risks of hydraulic fracturing: Three days before the meeting, they moved it from Binghamton to Syracuse. But it seems the last-minute venue change didn't deter... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Aug. 9, 2010 - 5:29 pm
Democracy: It's so expensive. And it really snarls up the morning commute. But thanks to some really enlightened thinking by Binghamton University and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the city of Binghamton won't have to suffer the slings and... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Jul. 19, 2010 - 9:50 am
If you can't take the heat, get out of the kitchen. Cabot Oil and Gas, one of the early players in the natural gas leasing effort in the area, has put its entire leased acreage in Sullivan County up for sale. It’s also doing the same in neighboring Wayne... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Jul. 8, 2010 - 11:53 am
The scene at yesterday's Otsego County board meeting in Cooperstown to discuss hydrofracking: Beefed-up security, a crammed-to-the-gills county building, and people being turned away at the door. Andrew Minnig of Cherry Valley said his first concern was... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Jun. 29, 2010 - 10:31 am
Having welcomed Marcellus shale drillers with open arms, Pennsylvania now thinks it might be a good idea to pass a tax on revenue from Marcellus wells. The Times-Tribune reports that the gas industry is seeing Pennsylvania's newfound zeal for a severance... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Jun. 23, 2010 - 3:49 pm
The EPA is in the early stages of conducting a massive study on the risks of hydraulic fracturing, and they'll be holding a series of four public meetings in shale gas hotspots around the country to get public input. On the schedule: a meeting in... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Jun. 22, 2010 - 9:15 am
Gas drilling opponents are lining up in front of the Sullivan County Government Building at 10am today, for a three-day walk from Monticello to Delhi in support of a state moratorium on drilling in the Marcellus shale. Here's the details on the walk,... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Jun. 21, 2010 - 11:30 am
Josh Fox's Gasland makes its HBO debut tonight, bringing the battle over the future of the Marcellus Shale into living rooms across America. The Washington Post's Hank Stuever has an entertainingly zippy review: "Gasland" could push a certain sort of... Read more


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