By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013 - 12:19 pm
The Ulster County town of Olive is scheduled to vote Tuesday on a ban on gas drilling and petroleum extraction within town borders. A hearing on the proposed local law was held on Monday, February 11.  In May of 2012, the Olive town board passed a one-... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Feb. 4, 2013 - 10:10 am
This morning, a joint legislative budget hearing was packed to the gills as Department of Environmental Conservation commissioner Joe Martens testified to legislators about hydraulic fracturing. Martens began speaking at 9:30am. The Democrat and Chronicle... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 - 2:26 pm
Not content to ban "fracking" for natural gas within town borders, Woodstock's town board has voted to petition New York State to make hydraulic fracturing a criminal offense. According to an account in the Daily Freeman, the Woodstock town board voted to... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Monday, Dec. 24, 2012 - 2:51 pm
Above: A poster that includes clippings from newspaper coverage about fracking regulations in Cobleskill, posted on the Sharon Springs Against Hydrofracking Facebook page on Saturday.  The debate over how hydraulic fracturing will be regulated in towns... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012 - 3:51 pm
New York State is currently accepting public comments on its latest draft of gas drilling regulations. Helen Slottje, a lawyer who has been prominent in the movement to pass town bans on gas drilling, is hosting a series of public forums this week on the... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Nov. 30, 2012 - 11:12 am
On Thursday afternoon, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation unveiled its latest set of proposed regulations to govern hydraulic fracturing for natural gas. The new proposed regulations replace an earlier set of draft regulations,... Read more
By woodstocklibrary on Friday, Sep. 28, 2012 - 2:50 pm
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Sep. 28, 2012 - 12:12 pm
Above: A three-bedroom ranch house on 14 acres in Hancock that local realtor Leonard Piorkowski hasn't been able to get a bite for, despite a tempting $107,000 sticker price. Photo from listing on Klimchok Real Estate's website. For some upstate New York... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Sep. 13, 2012 - 3:20 pm
With speculation flying about what the state's next move on hydraulic fracturing will be, the spotlight is on New York's Southern Tier, where the richest Marcellus Shale gas deposits lie. WSKG's Matt Richmond has a terrific radio documentary out today... Read more


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