By Lissa Harris on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012 - 12:15 pm
Barbara Gref, who owns the hydroelectric dam on Lake Jefferson that provides power to WJFF Radio, informs us that the water level in the lake will be lowered today, at the request of the town of Callicoon: In advance of the storm, the Town of Callicoon in... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012 - 10:01 am
Tonight's federal scoping hearing for the proposed Constitution Pipeline, slated for 7pm to 10pm at the Foothills Performing Arts Center in Oneonta, is expected to draw a crowd. The hearing was scheduled by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012 - 2:47 pm
Last week, a majority of the Delaware County Board of Supervisors voted to approve a resolution that would support the construction of a natural gas pipeline through a portion of Delaware County. This letter is in response to that vote. -- Julia Reischel... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012 - 2:44 pm
Above: Noel van Swol, in a screenshot from a 2011 YouTube video from Energy In Depth's Northeast Marcellus Initiative. In the video, van Swol cites the Anti-Rent Wars as a precedent for the pro-gas-drilling movement in upstate New York, and tells an... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Sep. 28, 2012 - 12:12 pm
Above: A three-bedroom ranch house on 14 acres in Hancock that local realtor Leonard Piorkowski hasn't been able to get a bite for, despite a tempting $107,000 sticker price. Photo from listing on Klimchok Real Estate's website. For some upstate New York... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Sep. 13, 2012 - 3:20 pm
With speculation flying about what the state's next move on hydraulic fracturing will be, the spotlight is on New York's Southern Tier, where the richest Marcellus Shale gas deposits lie. WSKG's Matt Richmond has a terrific radio documentary out today... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Sep. 10, 2012 - 3:09 pm
Above: Detail from a map showing over a dozen alternate routes proposed by the Constitution Pipeline Company. Full map embedded below. Source: Constitution Pipeline website. The company behind the Constitution Pipeline, which has held several public... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012 - 12:39 pm
This week's must-read story for upstate New York: An editorial by Times Union columnist Fred LeBrun, titled "End of the anti-frack world is near." In it, LeBrun claims that a gubernatorial plan to greenlight hydraulic fracturing by the time the leaves... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Jul. 24, 2012 - 3:50 pm
Above: Detail from a map showing the proposed route of the Constitution Pipeline. If built, the Constitution Pipeline will transport natural gas from northern Pennsylvania to existing pipelines that pass through Schoharie County. Source: Constitution... Read more
By Andrew Wyrich on Thursday, Jul. 19, 2012 - 5:03 pm
On Tuesday, Woodstock's town board voted to adopt zoning law changes banning natural gas drilling and other petroleum exploration activities within town borders. The move was applauded by residents at a public hearing held before the vote, the Daily... Read more


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