By Julia Reischel on Sunday, Apr. 24, 2011 - 9:16 am
"Potshots," by Bovina artist Gary Mayer, runs every Sunday. You can see Gary's collected Sunday cartoons by clicking here. For some context for this week's cartoon, click here. Mayer is an artist who's lived in Bovina for the past seven years.... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Apr. 19, 2011 - 4:23 pm
Politicians say the weirdest things. From today's Times Herald-Record: In Sullivan County, Highland's town board recently passed a couple of resolutions calling on New York State to allow more local control over gas drilling. (Such resolutions don't have... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Apr. 19, 2011 - 8:47 am
Prompted by the end of the public comment period for the Delaware River Basin Commission's proposed regulations for hydraulic fracturing, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced yesterday that he will sue the federal government if it... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Monday, Apr. 18, 2011 - 10:47 am
The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce has released its study of the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing, and it reports that energy companies have injected instant coffee, walnut hulls, and the highly toxic cancer-causing... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Apr. 15, 2011 - 2:54 pm
The New York Department of Environmental Conservation just gave a small reprieve to anyone who sells outdoor wood boilers, the controversial home heating furnaces known as OWBs. As of today, sellers have three more months to sell any old OWBs that don't... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Monday, Apr. 11, 2011 - 8:47 am
Anti-frackers from across the state are expected to rally in Albany this morning as part of a massive protest organized by a coalition of New York environmental groups. By last week, 500 people had already registered to participate, according to a press... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Mar. 25, 2011 - 11:17 am
The Times Union's Capitol Confidential blog reports that scores of protesters chanted "No Fracking Way" in the War Room of the Capitol building in Albany yesterday, in a show of force that probably reached Governor Andrew Cuomo's ears in the next room... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Mar. 23, 2011 - 4:06 pm
It was inevitable, really: After running a colossal three-part series about hydraulic fracturing, the New York Times expressed its opinion about the practice of gas drilling in an editorial published yesterday. In sum, the Gray Lady wants more studies,... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Monday, Mar. 21, 2011 - 1:30 pm
According to an article in the Patriot News last Thursday, the creekfront property that belongs to the family of anti-fracking crusader and filmmaker Josh Fox has been cited by Pennsylvania regulators for environmental violations. Fox is the director of... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Mar. 16, 2011 - 10:25 am
The Mid-Hudson News reports that the Ulster County Legislature unanimously passed a resolution banning hydraulic fracturing on publicly-owned county lands at its meeting last night: The only question raised among Ulster County legislators before... Read more


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