By Lissa Harris on Friday, Apr. 23, 2010 - 12:50 pm
The DEC's announcement that their road map for gas drilling in New York State doesn't apply to New York City's watershed caught us by surprise. (See our ongoing coverage here.) Looks like they called a bunch of beat reporters to break the story:... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Apr. 23, 2010 - 11:21 am
This just in: The DEC has declared that their draft regulations on natural-gas drilling don't apply to New York City's watershed. (Or, for that matter, Syracuse's Skaneateles Lake watershed, also among a handful of water systems in the nation allowed by... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Apr. 22, 2010 - 4:30 pm
While battles rage over Marcellus shale gas drilling, Cornell scientist Robert Howarth has quietly released a report that could change everything. His surprising claim: Natural gas has a far greater carbon footprint than oil, and could even be more... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Apr. 22, 2010 - 11:47 am
Good news, if you live next door to a giant smoke-belching outdoor wood boiler. Not so good news if you're the one heating your house with it. According to a press release, the DEC is mulling stricter regulations on the devices: In response to visible air... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Tuesday, Apr. 20, 2010 - 11:54 pm
That's what a tipster claims over at Breathing Is Political: I had a customer inform me two days ago that the home equity loan they were obtaining in order to purchase a small investment piece near them was turned down by GMAC because their home property... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Apr. 19, 2010 - 11:19 am
Many New Yorkers are looking to halt the march of natural-gas drilling in their vast watershed. Manhattan borough president Scott Stringer has the support of dozens of NYC organizations for his "Kill the Drill" campaign. Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Friday, Apr. 16, 2010 - 11:34 am
Looks like staff shortages at the DEC are delaying the completion of a review of the agency's plans for Marcellus shale gas drilling until at least late summer right in the middle of campaign season. From the Ithaca Journal: "As with every agency, we are... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Tuesday, Apr. 13, 2010 - 4:21 pm
Another fracking movie, this one called "Gas Odyssey," makes its worldwide debut this week in Binghamton. (See our calendar listing for details.) From the trailer, which is sadly impossible to embed, it looks like the film explores why the people of... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Monday, Apr. 12, 2010 - 11:15 pm
A slide from a presentation by James Richenderfer, of the Susquehanna River Basin Commission, showing the number of "high value" trout streams in the Marcellus Shale. Academics, consultants, and executives from Shell agreed at a government-sponsored... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Apr. 7, 2010 - 10:24 pm
Nonprofit investigative news outlet ProPublica, whose reporter Abraham Lustgarten has been writing exclusively about the risks of horizontal natural gas drilling since 2008, has a new gas story today. At hand: the EPA's upcoming two-year study of the... Read more


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