By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Jun. 24, 2010 - 1:03 pm
Greenwire reports via the New York Times that there is discussion behind the scenes in Congress about a possible plan to publicly disclose the proprietary fluids used in hydraulic fracturing: The proposal making the rounds in the House would largely keep... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Jun. 23, 2010 - 5:05 pm
In the wake of the ever-widening BP disaster in the Gulf, the company's stock is tanking -- and so far, it's taken $30 million of the value of New York's state pension fund, the third-largest in the country, with it. State comptroller Thomas DiNapoli... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Jun. 23, 2010 - 4:31 pm
The BP oil spill is making ordinary folks pretty apocalyptic. Today, Kingston resident Peter Meurer wrote the Daily Freeman a letter with his theory of how the catastrophe could be the end of the world: My grandson had a thought on this: There is a... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Jun. 23, 2010 - 3:49 pm
The EPA is in the early stages of conducting a massive study on the risks of hydraulic fracturing, and they'll be holding a series of four public meetings in shale gas hotspots around the country to get public input. On the schedule: a meeting in... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Jun. 22, 2010 - 9:15 am
Gas drilling opponents are lining up in front of the Sullivan County Government Building at 10am today, for a three-day walk from Monticello to Delhi in support of a state moratorium on drilling in the Marcellus shale. Here's the details on the walk,... Read more
By Simona David on Monday, Jun. 21, 2010 - 11:37 am
Peg Ellsworth, center, the executive director of the Margaretville-based MARK Project, asked U.S. Representative Scott Murphy a question after his speech in Margaretville on Saturday. Elsworth asked Murphy for funding for the National Housing Trust Fund... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Jun. 21, 2010 - 11:30 am
Josh Fox's Gasland makes its HBO debut tonight, bringing the battle over the future of the Marcellus Shale into living rooms across America. The Washington Post's Hank Stuever has an entertainingly zippy review: "Gasland" could push a certain sort of... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Jun. 18, 2010 - 9:15 am
The gas company that has been front and center in the Marcellus shale gas play recently had the dubious honor of being named one of the 50 least trustworthy companies in America by financial blog 24/7 Wall Street. The list, based on a report by research... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Jun. 15, 2010 - 2:19 pm
At noon today, about 50 anti-gas-driling protesters hauled signs to the lawn in front of the Region 3 office of the New York Deparment of Environmental Conservation to call for a fracking moratorium. One of the speakers was New Paltz Central School... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Jun. 15, 2010 - 10:37 am
The DRBC has put a stop to all Marcellus shale gas drilling throughout the Delaware River Basin, the AP reports: The move temporarily halts all Marcellus drilling in the Delaware basin. The commission last month declared a moratorium on new shale drilling... Read more


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