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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
By Julia Reischel on Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010 - 8:13 am
"Potshots," by Bovina artist Gary Mayer, runs every Sunday. For some context for this week's cartoon, click here. To see a larger version of this cartoon, click here. You can see Gary's collected Sunday cartoons by clicking here. Mayer is an artist who's... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010 - 10:49 am
The federal Environmental Protection Agency is resorting to a subpoena to get engineering firm Halliburton to reveal its secret recipe for hydraulic fracturing, multiple news agencies are reporting this morning. The order is part of the EPA's effort to... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Nov. 5, 2010 - 3:29 pm
In remarks Wednesday, following an election-day wave of Republican victory that swept the G.O.P. into power in the House of Representatives, President Barack Obama offered an olive branch to the new legislators: Support for gas drilling. The New York... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010 - 1:58 pm
U.S. Congressman Maurice Hinchey being interviewed on Trailer Talk. Photo contributed by Sabrina Artel. Sabrina Artel, a local radio host who interviews her guests at her vintage trailer's kitchen table, has a last-minute refresher course on a couple of... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010 - 10:45 am
Yesterday, the New York Times ran an analysis of how natural gas is becoming the dominant issue in the election battle between Democratic congressional incumbent Maurice Hinchey and his Republican (and pro-gas-drilling) challenger George Phillips. (The... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Oct. 29, 2010 - 4:19 pm
Image from 2009 campaign contribution report for the Chesapeake Energy Corporation FED-PAC. New York senator Kirsten Gillibrand has avoided taking a stand on natural gas drilling in upstate New York, a hard line to walk when the issue is playing an... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Oct. 29, 2010 - 1:28 pm
Today, Adam Bosch over at the Times Herald-Record took a look at last-minute contributions to various local candidates running in Tuesday's election. He found that much of the eleventh-hour money is from gas-drilling companies. The numbers show that... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Oct. 29, 2010 - 11:28 am
IwanowiczAfter firing Pete Grannis, the former head of the Department of Environmental Conservation, last week, Governor David Paterson has a new man for the job: Peter Iwanowicz. According to a press release issued by the governor's office yesterday,... Read more


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