hydraulic fracturing

By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010 - 10:00 pm
GrannisPete Grannis, the head of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, was abruptly shown the door today by Governor David Paterson. Capitol Confidential has the scoop, and it's a doozy, with juicy inter-agency emails and lots of... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Oct. 8, 2010 - 3:17 pm
A billionaire made some billions by selling his holdings in the Marcellus Shale this week. Forbes reported on Tuesday that Philip Anschutz, who owns Anschutz Energy Corporation, unloaded all 500,000 acres of prime natural gas hydro-fracturing territory... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Sep. 24, 2010 - 4:07 pm
Illustration and caption of gas drilling infrastructure from the DEC's draft "Strategic Plan for State Forest Management," August 27, 2010. The giant report on state forest management released by the New York Department of Environmental Conservation didn'... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Sep. 21, 2010 - 3:13 pm
Yesterday, the New York Times weighed in on fracking via its editorial pages. (This is not the first time it's done this.) Unsurprisingly, the paper called for a complete ban on any and all fracking in the NYC watershed region: We have long believed that... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Monday, Sep. 13, 2010 - 2:29 pm
We spilled a lot of ink over the weekend about the many candidates running for governor in tomorrow's primary election, and we would be remiss if we overlooked those who are running to be the next attorney general of our fair state. Luckily, Reuters has... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Sep. 10, 2010 - 2:11 pm
The county board of supervisors may not have shown up, but there were plenty of reporters and video cameras at Wednesday's protest of gas drilling in Delhi, in Delaware County. (Read our coverage of the rally here.) One of the attendees behind a lens was... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Sep. 9, 2010 - 12:30 am
A crowd of several hundred protesters packed the lawn of Courthouse Square in Delhi yesterday to protest the Delaware County Board of Supervisors, which has been supportive of hydraulic fracturing, a form of gas drilling also known as fracking. One by one... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Sep. 1, 2010 - 12:00 pm
Don't get your hopes up -- you've had your heart broken before. But this time it's different, the EPA says: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced the last of the Hydraulic Fracturing Study Public Meetings for September 13 and 15, 2010, at... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Monday, Aug. 30, 2010 - 9:45 am
The Times Herald-Record's Steve Israel writes that even though a potential moratorium on gas drilling in New York state will only last until May (and that's only if it's approved by the State Assembly and the governor), nobody will be fracking until next... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Monday, Aug. 23, 2010 - 7:49 am
Fear of fracking is everywhere, and it's starting to affect the whims of potential real estate buyers in Sullivan County, writes David Knudsen of the Sullivan County Real Estate blog. Yesterday, he recounted a conversation he had with a friend and... Read more


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