marcellus shale

By WP Newsroom on Friday, Apr. 16, 2010 - 11:34 am
Looks like staff shortages at the DEC are delaying the completion of a review of the agency's plans for Marcellus shale gas drilling until at least late summer right in the middle of campaign season. From the Ithaca Journal: "As with every agency, we are... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Apr. 15, 2010 - 4:56 pm
The Nom Nom Good food co-op in Cooperstown wants a label to reflect that their food is farmed on land that has not been leased for gas drilling. I am looking for a symbol to put on our advertising to show that we do not support gas drilling, or more... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Tuesday, Apr. 13, 2010 - 9:14 pm
Looks like GOP hopeful Steve Levy wants to make it a campaign issue: “The folks up here in this region I see like the potential of economic development and they are going to monitor this because this is their drinking water and lake systems. We've got to... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Tuesday, Apr. 13, 2010 - 4:21 pm
Another fracking movie, this one called "Gas Odyssey," makes its worldwide debut this week in Binghamton. (See our calendar listing for details.) From the trailer, which is sadly impossible to embed, it looks like the film explores why the people of... Read more
By wateradmin on Tuesday, Apr. 13, 2010 - 3:59 pm
By WP Newsroom on Tuesday, Apr. 13, 2010 - 11:03 am
Josh Fox's documentary about the hazards of natural gas drilling is gearing up for a screening tour this summer, and looking for an intern to help. The Director of Gasland (winner Sundance Special Jury Prize 2010) is looking for a talented and motivated... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Monday, Apr. 12, 2010 - 11:15 pm
A slide from a presentation by James Richenderfer, of the Susquehanna River Basin Commission, showing the number of "high value" trout streams in the Marcellus Shale. Academics, consultants, and executives from Shell agreed at a government-sponsored... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Thursday, Apr. 8, 2010 - 1:31 pm
DC Bureau, a nonprofit investigative news outlet, reports that Congressman Maurice Hinchey is denying knowledge of his wife's recent work on behalf of a Texas landmen's organization. For at least two years of their marriage, Hinchey’s wife, Allison Lee,... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Apr. 7, 2010 - 10:24 pm
Nonprofit investigative news outlet ProPublica, whose reporter Abraham Lustgarten has been writing exclusively about the risks of horizontal natural gas drilling since 2008, has a new gas story today. At hand: the EPA's upcoming two-year study of the... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Apr. 1, 2010 - 2:03 pm
Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's office isn't the most press-friendly shop in town, even for New York state government. When the Watershed Post was reporting on their recent actions against hospitals in the NYC watershed, I wasn't able to get a comment... Read more


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