By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Apr. 19, 2011 - 8:47 am
Prompted by the end of the public comment period for the Delaware River Basin Commission's proposed regulations for hydraulic fracturing, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced yesterday that he will sue the federal government if it... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Monday, Apr. 18, 2011 - 10:47 am
The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce has released its study of the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing, and it reports that energy companies have injected instant coffee, walnut hulls, and the highly toxic cancer-causing... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Monday, Apr. 11, 2011 - 8:47 am
Anti-frackers from across the state are expected to rally in Albany this morning as part of a massive protest organized by a coalition of New York environmental groups. By last week, 500 people had already registered to participate, according to a press... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Mar. 25, 2011 - 11:17 am
The Times Union's Capitol Confidential blog reports that scores of protesters chanted "No Fracking Way" in the War Room of the Capitol building in Albany yesterday, in a show of force that probably reached Governor Andrew Cuomo's ears in the next room... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Mar. 23, 2011 - 4:06 pm
It was inevitable, really: After running a colossal three-part series about hydraulic fracturing, the New York Times expressed its opinion about the practice of gas drilling in an editorial published yesterday. In sum, the Gray Lady wants more studies,... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Mar. 16, 2011 - 10:25 am
The Mid-Hudson News reports that the Ulster County Legislature unanimously passed a resolution banning hydraulic fracturing on publicly-owned county lands at its meeting last night: The only question raised among Ulster County legislators before... Read more
By wateradmin on Sunday, Mar. 6, 2011 - 11:09 am
"Potshots," by Bovina artist Gary Mayer, runs every Sunday. You can see Gary's collected Sunday cartoons by clicking here. (To see the cartoon in more detail, click the image.) Mayer is an artist who's lived in Bovina for the past seven years. Originally... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Mar. 2, 2011 - 8:20 am
Radium contamination in Pennsylvania wells, part of the New York Times series on natural gas hydraulic fracturing. Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has finally hit the big time. Not only did the New York Times make the issue the subject of a front-page... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011 - 11:48 am
  Yesterday's two public hearings on the proposed regulation of natural gas drilling by the Delaware River Basin Commmission had a good turnout. According to, about 500 people showed up at the meeting in Honesdale, Pennsylvania, while the... Read more


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