By Lissa Harris on Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010 - 9:41 am
Gov. David Paterson has until Monday to either sign or veto the gas drilling moratorium bill passed by the Legislature. (We wrote earlier, based on information in a story by the Elmira Star-Gazette, that the deadline was today. But the Times-Union reports... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010 - 9:55 am
The Delaware River Basin Commission has finally issued its long-awaited draft regulations for the development of gas drilling within the river's watershed. To read the regs, which will be subject to public comment from now until March, see below: Draft... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010 - 12:53 pm
Since its passage by the New York State Assembly last week, a bill that would impose a moratorium on hydrofracking for natural gas until May has been sitting on Gov. David Paterson's desk, awaiting his signature. Paterson has til Saturday to decide... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Monday, Dec. 6, 2010 - 11:05 am
In an editorial published yesterday, the New York Post weighed in resoundingly against the potential moratorium on natural gas drilling passed by the state's Assembly last week. The logic? Fracking equals jobs: Even proponents admit that most lawmakers... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010 - 7:26 pm
In Roscoe tomorrow: Flyfishers, filmmakers, and other folks are meeting at Roscoe Central School to watch Gasland and talk about fracking. The event starts at noon, and is open to the public. From an announcement posted on our local-business news channel... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Dec. 3, 2010 - 1:39 pm
Photo of 12/2 meeting to discuss gas drilling risks held at the Davenport Firehouse, courtesy of Mike Wilkie. This week, residents of Otsego and Delaware counties got an earful on the risks associated with a rush on horizontal gas drilling in the region.... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010 - 9:59 am
During a special session last night, the New York State Assembly passed a moratorium on issuing new permits for natural gas drilling by hydraulic fracturing (A11443B). Since the Senate has already passed its companion bill, S8129B, the measure now heads... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010 - 9:54 am
"Potshots," by Bovina artist Gary Mayer, runs every Sunday. You can see Gary's collected Sunday cartoons by clicking here. Mayer is an artist who's lived in Bovina for the past seven years. Originally hailing from Detroit, he lived for many years in New... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010 - 10:45 am
People are getting mighty excited about gas drilling. An article on the business website The Street yesterday urged its readers to jump on the natural-gas bandwagon before it, er, "explodes:" 2011 is going to be the year for natural gas. Stories keep... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010 - 11:21 am
Can't get enough debate about fracking? The Huffington Post is hosting a live expert vs. expert debate on its site this morning where the topic is the safety and efficacy of horizontal drilling in the Marcellus Shale. To see and hear the live debate as it... Read more


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