By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012 - 4:28 pm
Above: Ulster County executive Mike Hein at the county Department of Public Works substation in New Paltz, flanked by county legislators Ken Wishnick and Hector Rodriguez. Photo courtesy of Hein's office. Today, Ulster County Executive Mike Hein signed... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012 - 12:39 pm
This week's must-read story for upstate New York: An editorial by Times Union columnist Fred LeBrun, titled "End of the anti-frack world is near." In it, LeBrun claims that a gubernatorial plan to greenlight hydraulic fracturing by the time the leaves... Read more
By Andrew Wyrich on Thursday, Jul. 19, 2012 - 5:03 pm
On Tuesday, Woodstock's town board voted to adopt zoning law changes banning natural gas drilling and other petroleum exploration activities within town borders. The move was applauded by residents at a public hearing held before the vote, the Daily... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Jul. 11, 2012 - 11:37 am
On Tuesday, at their regular town meeting, the Highland town council voted 5-0 to ban natural gas drilling and exploration within town limits. Highland is now the fourth Sullivan County town to pass a local bans on gas drilling, joining Bethel, Tusten and... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Jun. 28, 2012 - 10:25 pm
In the last year, several towns in Sullivan County have passed resolutions banning or imposing a moratorium on gas drilling within town borders. Last week, according to news accounts in the River Reporter and Sullivan County Democrat, the town of Delaware... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Jun. 13, 2012 - 12:23 pm
In today's New York Times, reporter Danny Hakim writes that Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration is quietly pursuing an entirely new plan to regulate hydraulic fracturing. Anonymous sources, including a senior Department of Environmental Conservation... Read more
By dshapley on Monday, Jun. 11, 2012 - 4:27 pm
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, May. 10, 2012 - 3:00 pm
The Ulster County town of Olive has a new law on the books: A one-year moratorium on all gas drilling activity, including the transportation of fracking waste, within town borders. The law was approved unanimously by the town board at their regular... Read more
By chimberger on Thursday, May. 10, 2012 - 1:53 pm
By chimberger on Thursday, May. 10, 2012 - 1:51 pm


Subscribe to fracking