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By Lissa Harris on Friday, Jun. 18, 2010 - 9:15 am
The gas company that has been front and center in the Marcellus shale gas play recently had the dubious honor of being named one of the 50 least trustworthy companies in America by financial blog 24/7 Wall Street. The list, based on a report by research... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Jun. 15, 2010 - 2:19 pm
At noon today, about 50 anti-gas-driling protesters hauled signs to the lawn in front of the Region 3 office of the New York Deparment of Environmental Conservation to call for a fracking moratorium. One of the speakers was New Paltz Central School... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Jun. 15, 2010 - 10:37 am
The DRBC has put a stop to all Marcellus shale gas drilling throughout the Delaware River Basin, the AP reports: The move temporarily halts all Marcellus drilling in the Delaware basin. The commission last month declared a moratorium on new shale drilling... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Jun. 9, 2010 - 11:22 pm
Peter Applebome, the writer behind the New York Times's "Our Towns" column, reports from the Walton Theatre this week, where documentary filmmaker Josh Fox showed his anti-drilling film "Gasland" this Monday. (Too bad we missed Applebome at the screening... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Jun. 9, 2010 - 9:46 pm
By Julia Reischel on Monday, Jun. 7, 2010 - 5:25 pm
This one happened in West Virginia today and created a 70-foot tower of flame.  It's the second Marcellus shale blow-out in a week. Update: The AP is also reporting a massive explosion at a natural gas pipeline in rural Texas that has left 10 people... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Jun. 4, 2010 - 4:45 pm
While New York State is still mulling the pros and cons of Marcellus shale gas drilling, we have a ringside seat from which to watch the drama already unfolding just over the border in Pennsylvania. Exhibit A: a massive blowout last night at a... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Thursday, May. 27, 2010 - 11:33 pm
A proposed resolution by Oneonta Democrat Richard Murphy, which would have called on the state to pass a moratorium on hydrofracking, has died in committee, the Daily Star reports. It's possible the bill could go back to the drawing board: Murphy said he... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Friday, May. 21, 2010 - 10:20 pm
The Daily Star reports that Richard Murphy, Democrat of Oneonta, is planning to introduce a bill to ask the state to hold off on hydrofracking until there's more scientific data on its potential risks: Murphy said he believes that if the state gave... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Wednesday, May. 19, 2010 - 2:39 pm
For a column published yesterday, Mike Di Paola of Bloomberg News paid a visit to a Sullivan county grandma, Alice Diehl, who helped convince Sullivan County legislators to ban gas drilling on county land. Breathing is Political's Liz Bucar, who attended... Read more


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