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By Lissa Harris on Monday, May. 10, 2010 - 12:09 pm
According to the Mid-Hudson News, Sullivan County does not have equipment for monitoring either ozone or particulates in the air. And it's not alone: In the Hudson Valley, most counties have ozone monitoring devices, but only Orange and Westchester have... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Saturday, May. 8, 2010 - 1:47 pm
The Iroquois Gas Transmission System's planned natural gas pipeline through the Hudson Valley will go through Ulster County, the Freeman reports. The natural gas pipeline — which needs approval from, among others, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Apr. 30, 2010 - 2:04 pm
In the Wall Street Journal today: a sharp look at the process of cementing oil wells in offshore drilling operations. Some experts think that faulty cementing could be behind the recent BP disaster that killed 11 and is spilling 5,000 barrels of oil a day... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Apr. 29, 2010 - 1:56 pm
If he runs for re-election, state senator John Bonacic will face at least two challengers this fall, in a race that is shaping up to be a referendum on natural-gas drilling in the region (which Bonacic emphatically supports). Sullivan County legislator... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Apr. 23, 2010 - 5:24 pm
The New York Times story on the DEC's recent announcement on gas drilling, posted this morning, has been beefed up with some more reporting since then. Here's DEC Commissioner Pete Grannis baldly admitting that the DEC's goal was to tread the narrow path... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Apr. 23, 2010 - 12:50 pm
The DEC's announcement that their road map for gas drilling in New York State doesn't apply to New York City's watershed caught us by surprise. (See our ongoing coverage here.) Looks like they called a bunch of beat reporters to break the story:... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Apr. 23, 2010 - 11:21 am
This just in: The DEC has declared that their draft regulations on natural-gas drilling don't apply to New York City's watershed. (Or, for that matter, Syracuse's Skaneateles Lake watershed, also among a handful of water systems in the nation allowed by... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Apr. 22, 2010 - 4:30 pm
While battles rage over Marcellus shale gas drilling, Cornell scientist Robert Howarth has quietly released a report that could change everything. His surprising claim: Natural gas has a far greater carbon footprint than oil, and could even be more... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Tuesday, Apr. 20, 2010 - 11:54 pm
That's what a tipster claims over at Breathing Is Political: I had a customer inform me two days ago that the home equity loan they were obtaining in order to purchase a small investment piece near them was turned down by GMAC because their home property... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Apr. 19, 2010 - 11:19 am
Many New Yorkers are looking to halt the march of natural-gas drilling in their vast watershed. Manhattan borough president Scott Stringer has the support of dozens of NYC organizations for his "Kill the Drill" campaign. Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been... Read more


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