hydraulic fracturing

By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Mar. 23, 2011 - 4:06 pm
It was inevitable, really: After running a colossal three-part series about hydraulic fracturing, the New York Times expressed its opinion about the practice of gas drilling in an editorial published yesterday. In sum, the Gray Lady wants more studies,... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Mar. 16, 2011 - 10:25 am
The Mid-Hudson News reports that the Ulster County Legislature unanimously passed a resolution banning hydraulic fracturing on publicly-owned county lands at its meeting last night: The only question raised among Ulster County legislators before... Read more
By wateradmin on Sunday, Mar. 6, 2011 - 11:09 am
"Potshots," by Bovina artist Gary Mayer, runs every Sunday. You can see Gary's collected Sunday cartoons by clicking here. (To see the cartoon in more detail, click the image.) Mayer is an artist who's lived in Bovina for the past seven years. Originally... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Mar. 2, 2011 - 8:20 am
Radium contamination in Pennsylvania wells, part of the New York Times series on natural gas hydraulic fracturing. Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has finally hit the big time. Not only did the New York Times make the issue the subject of a front-page... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011 - 11:48 am
  Yesterday's two public hearings on the proposed regulation of natural gas drilling by the Delaware River Basin Commmission had a good turnout. According to PoconoNews.net, about 500 people showed up at the meeting in Honesdale, Pennsylvania, while the... Read more
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 Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011 - 3:18 pm
This week, a widely reported natural gas story has the industry scrambling to defend their actions: A probe by Congressional Democrats has found that between 2005 and 2009, U.S. gas drillers injected at least 32 million gallons of fluid containing large... 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


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