By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012 - 12:03 pm
  The Delaware County town of Sidney will hold a public hearing on the town's proposed moratorium on gas drilling and heavy industry tonight (February 9) at 7pm, at the Sidney Civic Center on 21 Liberty Street. Gas drilling has been a contentious issue... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012 - 12:16 pm
A New York Times headline yesterday: "After Early Gallop, Albany Slows to Crawl in Making Decision on Gas Drilling." Reporter Mireya Navarro points to an accumulating pile of evidence that New York State's government is a good deal less enamored of... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012 - 12:13 pm
Above: Fox being handcuffed during a House of Representatives hearing in Washington, DC, on February 1, 2012. Video posted by Earthjustice. The Huffington Post and Politico have the news that anti-gas-drilling activist and filmmaker Josh Fox was arrested... Read more
By Andrea Girolamo on Monday, Jan. 16, 2012 - 5:43 pm
The Ommegang Brewery has been at its Cooperstown location since 1997. Photo by Flickr user Jim Kelly. Used under Creative Commons license. Jerry Bennett, Ommegang Brewery's P.R. and creative services manager, told the Washington Post today that, should... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012 - 8:53 am
The public comment period for the draft Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement (SGEIS) about hydraulic fracturing in New York State closed yesterday with more comments than any other state environmental issue ever. New York State Department... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012 - 12:22 pm
Peter Applebome, the Our Towns columnist at the New York Times, has a nuanced article out this week about how the controversial issue of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has split the environmental movement down the middle, particularly in the Catskills... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Monday, Jan. 9, 2012 - 8:53 am
Above: Video coverage of Saturday's "people's hearing" by videographer Jessica Vecchione. On Saturday, a coalition of anti-fracking groups organized a "people's hearing" to accept public comments about hydraulic fracturing from Catskills residents. The... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Dec. 9, 2011 - 1:19 am
Above: A photo from the EPA's draft report of contaminated groundwater being sampled in Pavillion, Wyoming. Note the foam. Photo on page 3 of Appendix D of "Draft: Investigation into Groundwater Contamination in Pavillion, Wyoming." For the first time, a... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Dec. 2, 2011 - 10:28 am
Above: Video taken by Sullivan County radio producer and anti-drilling activist Sabrina Artel at the DEC's public hearing on gas drilling in Binghamton, November 17, 2011. In what has become a familiar plot point in the unfolding saga of New York State's... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011 - 10:07 am
Today (November 29), Sullivan County Community College in Loch Sheldrake hosts the third in a series of four hearings on proposed gas drilling regulations held by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). Two similar hearings have... Read more


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