By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011 - 10:30 am
The Delaware River Basin Commission announced yesterday that it will invite public comment on its proposed regulations for gas drilling in the Delaware River watershed at three meetings in February. The draft regulations, which were released in December,... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011 - 6:32 pm
If you bought propane gas -- or got it delivered -- between February 25 and September 30 of last year, be warned: Distributor Aux Sable announced a massive recall today, after it was discovered that some of the gas they shipped (sold under a variety of... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011 - 3:07 pm
The AP is reporting that icing problems are forcing Central Hudson to turn of its natural gas service to hundreds of customers in Ulster County for several days, just in time for a very cold snap. The Ulster County Red Cross is opening an overnight... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011 - 10:13 am
Today's New York Post lambastes Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver -- one of the most powerful figures in New York State politics -- for his law firm's making money off lawsuits against gas-drilling companies in other states, while leading the charge against... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011 - 3:54 pm
Hydraulic fracturing is shaping up to be one of the big dramas of our newly-minted 112th U.S. Congress, and the various actors are already hinting at how the debate will unfold. President Barack Obama's administration has hinted that gas drilling could... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010 - 11:05 am
Potshots," by Bovina artist Gary Mayer, runs every Sunday. You can see Gary's collected Sunday cartoons by clicking here. For some context on this week's cartoon, click here. Mayer is an artist who's lived in Bovina for the past seven years. Originally... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010 - 4:37 pm
The state Environmental Board has voted to enact a set of new regulations governing outdoor wood boilers, according to a press release issued by the Department of Environmental Conservation this afternoon. The move, which seemed unduly hasty to some this... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Monday, Dec. 20, 2010 - 3:28 pm
As we reported earlier today, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will be sending some new regulations for outdoor wood boilers (OWBs) to the state's Environmental Board for a vote on Wednesday. This afternoon, the DEC published a... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010 - 10:07 am
New York State's environmental advocates aren't getting everything they wanted for Christmas, but they did just get a nice present from Governor David Paterson yesterday: an executive order banning all horizontal drilling with hydrofracking in the state... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010 - 9:41 am
Gov. David Paterson has until Monday to either sign or veto the gas drilling moratorium bill passed by the Legislature. (We wrote earlier, based on information in a story by the Elmira Star-Gazette, that the deadline was today. But the Times-Union reports... Read more


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