By Lissa Harris on Friday, Dec. 20, 2013 - 2:34 pm
Not-so-heavy industry: A Scottish Highland cow grazes in a Meredith farm field. Photo by Ulla Kjarval; republished with permission. On Thursday, Dec. 19, the town board of Meredith passed a ban on heavy industry aimed at keeping hydrofracking out of the... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013 - 12:46 pm
Above: Protesters at a fundraiser for local Republican Congressman Chris Gibson on Tuesday, at which House Speaker John Boehner was the featured guest. Detail from a larger image posted on Facebook by Citizens Action of New York, whose members took part... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Wednesday, May. 29, 2013 - 2:08 pm
Dear Editor: Support for the Constitution and Leatherstocking Pipelines is based primarily on the false promise of affordable shale gas. False, since the price of this gas is too volatile to make it a reliable energy source in the future. With so much... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Wednesday, May. 29, 2013 - 1:40 pm
  To the editor:   The "Belleayre Resort at Catskill Park" naysayers, have views that are irrelevant.  They do not understand today's issues. It is time for the leaders of Save the Mountain, Catskill Heritage Alliance and others who want to block... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, May. 16, 2013 - 12:38 pm
State senator Cecilia Tkaczyk, an outspoken opponent of hydrofracking, is proposing new legislation that would prohibit out-of-state drillers from disposing of fracking waste in New York State. On Wednesday, Tkaczyk held a press conference about the... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Friday, May. 10, 2013 - 9:27 am
Dear fellow residents of the Hudson Valley, New York State, and beyond, While our so-called moratorium on fracking continues, the gas industry is already industrializing rural New York State. Forests are now being clear-cut to pave the way for hundreds of... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Mar. 6, 2013 - 9:02 pm
Above: Screenshot of a video from a Wednesday morning press conference by Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and fellow Assembly Democrats on a bill that, if passed into law, will place a two-year moratorium on fracking in New York State. Source: The Albany... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 - 10:10 am
Currently making the rounds of A petition by pro-drilling Southern Tier residents to allow Broome, Chenango, Chemung, Delaware, Steuben and Tioga Counties to secede from New York State and join Pennsylvania.  The signers, frustrated by New... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013 - 11:47 am
Photo of New York City's Ashokan Reservoir. Photo by Flickr user dougtone; published under Creative Commons license. Two towns in New York City's Catskills watershed passed bans on gas drilling on Tuesday: Andes, near the Pepacton Reservoir in Delaware... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013 - 1:16 am
New York State is slated to miss a key Wednesday deadline in the long march toward issuing regulations on hydrofracking. State health commissioner Nirav Shah announced Tuesday, in a letter to Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) commissioner... Read more


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