By wateradmin on Sunday, Mar. 6, 2011 - 11:09 am
"Potshots," by Bovina artist Gary Mayer, runs every Sunday. You can see Gary's collected Sunday cartoons by clicking here. (To see the cartoon in more detail, click the image.) Mayer is an artist who's lived in Bovina for the past seven years. Originally... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Mar. 2, 2011 - 8:20 am
Radium contamination in Pennsylvania wells, part of the New York Times series on natural gas hydraulic fracturing. Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has finally hit the big time. Not only did the New York Times make the issue the subject of a front-page... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Feb. 25, 2011 - 8:42 am
Last week, the Millbrook-based Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies issued a report about the forests of the northeast United States and whether they could ever replace fossil fuels as our main source of energy. According to a press release issued along... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Monday, Feb. 21, 2011 - 9:32 am
The Delaware River Basin Committee will be taking its draft regulations for gas drilling to the people this week at three sites in Pennsylvania and New York. We wrote about the meeting dates and times in an earlier post: The public hearings will be held 1... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Feb. 11, 2011 - 11:10 am
It's been a busy week for the New York City Department of Environmental Protection. The big news out of the agency is a brand-new strategic plan that stresses the city's opposition to hydraulic fracturing, its plans for hydropower, and its commitment to... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011 - 3:18 pm
This week, a widely reported natural gas story has the industry scrambling to defend their actions: A probe by Congressional Democrats has found that between 2005 and 2009, U.S. gas drillers injected at least 32 million gallons of fluid containing large... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Jan. 31, 2011 - 8:55 am
The Daily Freeman has a long story today about GOP Congressman Chris Gibson's ambition to site a new nuclear power plant in his upstate New York district. Gibson is working to create a bipartisan energy advisory panel that will consider ways to promote... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Jan. 28, 2011 - 10:13 am
Last night, the Daily Show's Jon Stewart interviewed oilman T. Boone Pickens about fracking and its prominent place in the Pickens Plan for American energy independence. Highlights include Jon Stewart asking Pickens whether or not he's annoyed that BP has... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011 - 1:54 pm
ProPublica, whose reporter Abrahm Lustgarten is currently one of the most prominent critics of hydrofracking in the media, published a long piece yesterday that casts doubt on the purported climate benefits of natural gas. An excerpt: Advocates for... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011 - 10:48 am
If you wondered where the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences stood on hydraulic fracturing, wonder no more. The anti-drilling documentary Gasland, which has been touring the country for most of this year, has been nominated for Best Feature... Read more


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