By Lissa Harris on Friday, Nov. 18, 2011 - 2:41 pm
The Delaware River Basin Commission, a multi-state and federal agency that governs water use in the Delaware River Basin, has abruptly cancelled a meeting at which commissioners were expected to vote on new gas drilling regulations. A notice posted on the... Read more
By Andrea Girolamo on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011 - 1:42 pm
According to the Daily Star, the Andes Town Board has passed a temporary, six-month moratorium on heavy industry, which includes hydraulic fracturing for natural gas, at its regular meeting, held on November 10. Although the state's draft regulations on... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011 - 8:35 am
A Sealey gas generator. Photo by Flickr user Mark Hunter. Post-Irene, generators are suddenly a luxury status symbol. You know it's true when the New York Times writes a long feature story about "power envy" that lauds the sudden passion for gas-powered... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011 - 10:38 am
A video by food.curated showing damage to Maple Downs Farm, a dairy farm in the Schoharie County town of Middleburgh that was devastated by the recent floods. On Monday, October 17, the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) and the New York State... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011 - 10:24 am
Above: A lecture on the dangers of fracking organized by Friends of Sustainable Sidney on Tuesday at the Greater Maywood Rural Community Services Community Center.  A group called Friends of Sustainable Sidney is hoping that tonight's Sidney Town Board... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011 - 2:54 pm
Winter is icumen in. Photo of frost on leaves by Flickr user s.alt. Published under Creative Commons license. This year, a federal program that one in five New York State households rely on to help pay their winter heating bills is likely to face drastic... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Sep. 30, 2011 - 9:50 am
Above: Locations of upcoming public hearings on the DEC's new draft gas drilling regulations.   On Wednesday, September 28, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation riled environmental and anti-driling groups by issuing drafts of... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Sep. 22, 2011 - 12:25 pm
Above: The board of the Town of Dryden unanimously passes a ban on gas drilling on August 2, 2011. Video by ShaleShock, an anti-gas drilling media group. The first shots in what is likely to become a statewide battle were fired recently, as two lawsuits... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011 - 12:02 pm
Politics around here has always been a little more complicated than Republican vs. Democrat. And with gas drilling emerging as a big -- and party-busting -- issue in the upcoming town elections across New York State, the political landscape is getting... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Aug. 22, 2011 - 8:46 pm
Video clip: Andes resident Laurie McIntosh (a.k.a. Story Laurie) delivers her testimony in song, at a public forum on gas drilling last Friday. On the evening of Friday, August 19, over 100 people crammed into the Andes Central School auditorium to air... Read more


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