By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Apr. 1, 2010 - 2:03 pm
Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's office isn't the most press-friendly shop in town, even for New York state government. When the Watershed Post was reporting on their recent actions against hospitals in the NYC watershed, I wasn't able to get a comment... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Tuesday, Mar. 30, 2010 - 2:27 pm
The good people of Cooperstown are hungry for information about fracking. There were two separate gas drilling meetings held last week: one on Tuesday, and another on Friday. Tuesday's was pretty popular, according to the Daily Star: A forum on drilling... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Monday, Mar. 29, 2010 - 4:26 pm
The New York Times and the Gannett newspaper chain weighed in yesterday on fracking and federal oversight. From the NYT editorial: It’s important to enlarge the nation’s supply of natural gas, a relatively clean fuel. But where public health is an issue... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Saturday, Mar. 27, 2010 - 11:06 pm
Rape. Property owners in Sullivan County, NY and everywhere have an absolute right to decide how to use their land. This is America. When your rights and choices impact someone else who did not consent, received no compensation, and given the option,... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Wednesday, Mar. 24, 2010 - 1:13 pm
Chesapeake Energy, one of the major players in the rush to prospect for New York State's natural gas in the Marcellus Shale, recently made a big hire that's raising some eyebrows among conservationists: Paul Hartman, a former employee of The Nature... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Friday, Mar. 19, 2010 - 10:02 am
The EPA announced yesterday that the agency will conduct a two-year, $1.9 million, peer-reviewed study of the effects of horizontal natural gas drilling on drinking water. Bring it on, gas companies say--but the Philadelphia Inquirer reports that shares... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Tuesday, Mar. 9, 2010 - 10:44 am
A panel discussion of natural-gas drilling at SUNY New Paltz last night drew several hundred people, the Times Herald-Record reports. Those against it — including New York City and most of the crowd of some 200 Monday night — again said drilling, or... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Monday, Mar. 8, 2010 - 12:01 pm
A proposed 355-mile power line from Canada to New York City--much of it buried in the PCB-laced muck of the Hudson River--will be the topic of a developer presentation tomorrow, at 6pm at the Holiday Inn at 300 Broadway in Albany. Taghkanic resident Sam... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Wednesday, Mar. 3, 2010 - 4:57 pm
The Catskill Landowners Association issued a press release today stating their opposition to any ban on gas drilling in the New York City watershed that does not include compensation for Catskills landowners. “The Catskill Landowners Association views... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Monday, Mar. 1, 2010 - 1:39 pm
The gasmen are coming to town. Among the byproducts of the Marcellus Shale natural-gas drilling boom: a flood of legal work that is already well underway a few miles to the south. The Philadelphia Inquirer talks to PA lawyers about the impact Marcellus... Read more


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