By Julia Reischel on Monday, Feb. 21, 2011 - 9:32 am
The Delaware River Basin Committee will be taking its draft regulations for gas drilling to the people this week at three sites in Pennsylvania and New York. We wrote about the meeting dates and times in an earlier post: The public hearings will be held 1... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Feb. 11, 2011 - 11:10 am
It's been a busy week for the New York City Department of Environmental Protection. The big news out of the agency is a brand-new strategic plan that stresses the city's opposition to hydraulic fracturing, its plans for hydropower, and its commitment to... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Jan. 28, 2011 - 10:13 am
Last night, the Daily Show's Jon Stewart interviewed oilman T. Boone Pickens about fracking and its prominent place in the Pickens Plan for American energy independence. Highlights include Jon Stewart asking Pickens whether or not he's annoyed that BP has... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011 - 10:48 am
If you wondered where the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences stood on hydraulic fracturing, wonder no more. The anti-drilling documentary Gasland, which has been touring the country for most of this year, has been nominated for Best Feature... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011 - 10:30 am
The Delaware River Basin Commission announced yesterday that it will invite public comment on its proposed regulations for gas drilling in the Delaware River watershed at three meetings in February. The draft regulations, which were released in December,... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011 - 10:13 am
Today's New York Post lambastes Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver -- one of the most powerful figures in New York State politics -- for his law firm's making money off lawsuits against gas-drilling companies in other states, while leading the charge against... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011 - 3:54 pm
Hydraulic fracturing is shaping up to be one of the big dramas of our newly-minted 112th U.S. Congress, and the various actors are already hinting at how the debate will unfold. President Barack Obama's administration has hinted that gas drilling could... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011 - 11:32 am
Joe Martens: Photo via the Adirondack Park AgencyYesterday, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that his choice for the head of the embattled New York Department of Environmental Conservation, an agency that has burned through two chiefs in three months, will... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010 - 8:38 am
"Potshots," by Bovina artist Gary Mayer, runs every Sunday. You can see Gary's collected Sunday cartoons by clicking here. For some context on this week's cartoon, click here. Mayer is an artist who's lived in Bovina for the past seven years. Originally... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010 - 10:07 am
New York State's environmental advocates aren't getting everything they wanted for Christmas, but they did just get a nice present from Governor David Paterson yesterday: an executive order banning all horizontal drilling with hydrofracking in the state... Read more


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