By WP Newsroom on Wednesday, May. 19, 2010 - 2:39 pm
For a column published yesterday, Mike Di Paola of Bloomberg News paid a visit to a Sullivan county grandma, Alice Diehl, who helped convince Sullivan County legislators to ban gas drilling on county land. Breathing is Political's Liz Bucar, who attended... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, May. 10, 2010 - 12:09 pm
According to the Mid-Hudson News, Sullivan County does not have equipment for monitoring either ozone or particulates in the air. And it's not alone: In the Hudson Valley, most counties have ozone monitoring devices, but only Orange and Westchester have... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Saturday, May. 8, 2010 - 1:47 pm
The Iroquois Gas Transmission System's planned natural gas pipeline through the Hudson Valley will go through Ulster County, the Freeman reports. The natural gas pipeline — which needs approval from, among others, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Apr. 30, 2010 - 2:04 pm
In the Wall Street Journal today: a sharp look at the process of cementing oil wells in offshore drilling operations. Some experts think that faulty cementing could be behind the recent BP disaster that killed 11 and is spilling 5,000 barrels of oil a day... Read more
By Aaron Bennett on Friday, Apr. 30, 2010 - 12:48 pm
Normally the month of April, or “mud season,” as it is affectionately known, is relatively quiet in the high peaks region. The ski centers close down, many of the restaurant owners and innkeepers shut their doors for a few weeks to seek out warmer and... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Apr. 29, 2010 - 1:56 pm
If he runs for re-election, state senator John Bonacic will face at least two challengers this fall, in a race that is shaping up to be a referendum on natural-gas drilling in the region (which Bonacic emphatically supports). Sullivan County legislator... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Wednesday, Apr. 28, 2010 - 11:15 am
Reactions to the DEC's announcement last week are still ricocheting around the watershed. The Daily Freeman published an editorial today that endorsed the new regs, WAMC ran a long radio piece on Monday about the issue, and the directors of Schoharie... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Tuesday, Apr. 27, 2010 - 12:49 pm
An incisive editorial from the Times Herald-Record about why the DEC's Friday decision to make it tough for gas drilling in NYC's watershed means that drilling elsewhere in New York state is now inevitable: The city, with all its lawyers, money and clout... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Apr. 23, 2010 - 5:24 pm
The New York Times story on the DEC's recent announcement on gas drilling, posted this morning, has been beefed up with some more reporting since then. Here's DEC Commissioner Pete Grannis baldly admitting that the DEC's goal was to tread the narrow path... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Friday, Apr. 23, 2010 - 4:24 pm
The DEC's announcement that it will make gas drilling in NYC's watershed extremely difficult drew a statement from Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg this afternoon: The portions of the Marcellus Shale where the City’s watershed lies must be treated differently... Read more


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