By Lissa Harris on Friday, Aug. 23, 2013 - 5:05 pm
A flowing Catskills stream, photographed by James McCracken in Hunter. A newly-revised midterm draft of a ten-year plan for the management of New York City's unfiltered watershed calls for almost $40 million in new funding to keep the Catskills' many... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Jul. 16, 2012 - 8:02 pm
Above: Ulster County executive Mike Hein, with Ulster County Department for the Environment Coordinator Amanda LaValle and Riverkeeper's Kate Hudson, at a press conference on the Draft Consent Order held at the Saugerties Beach last month. Photo courtesy... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011 - 3:18 pm
This week, a widely reported natural gas story has the industry scrambling to defend their actions: A probe by Congressional Democrats has found that between 2005 and 2009, U.S. gas drillers injected at least 32 million gallons of fluid containing large... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010 - 11:34 am
Do frackers have to get permits to inject diesel fuel into gas wells? The EPA says yes -- a position that's come under industry attack, via a lawsuit that's currently working its way through federal court. Gas drillers using hydraulic fracturing... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010 - 2:46 pm
The first of 56 UV-irradiating steel-disinfection chambers being installed in the DEP's new ultraviolet Disinfection Facility in Westchester County. Photo via the DEP's Facebook page. Beginning in 2012, all the water from the Catskills-Delaware watershed... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Sep. 1, 2010 - 12:00 pm
Don't get your hopes up -- you've had your heart broken before. But this time it's different, the EPA says: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced the last of the Hydraulic Fracturing Study Public Meetings for September 13 and 15, 2010, at... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010 - 1:40 pm
This week, the EPA dropped a last-minute bombshell on a planned meeting to discuss the risks of hydraulic fracturing: Three days before the meeting, they moved it from Binghamton to Syracuse. But it seems the last-minute venue change didn't deter... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Aug. 9, 2010 - 5:29 pm
Democracy: It's so expensive. And it really snarls up the morning commute. But thanks to some really enlightened thinking by Binghamton University and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the city of Binghamton won't have to suffer the slings and... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010 - 2:57 pm
By Julia Reischel on Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010 - 2:54 pm
A former Ellenville junkyard which has been declared a Superfund site is on the federal Environmental Protection Agency's agenda this month. Once Ellenville Scap Iron and Metal, the site is now 24 acres of leaking car batteries, heavy metals, and known... Read more


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