hydraulic fracturing

By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012 - 2:38 pm
In the LA Times today (and other papers across the country) is a feature story about how the hot-button issue of hydraulic fracturing is dividing neighbor from neighbor in upstate New York. And brother from brother: Reporter Neela Banerjee illustrates... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Feb. 13, 2012 - 12:29 pm
Above: A video of a public hearing held in Sidney on Feb. 9, regarding a proposed moratorium on gas drilling and heavy industry in the town. The meeting went on nearly four hours, and, according to attendees, drew over 100 people from the town of Sidney... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012 - 12:03 pm
  The Delaware County town of Sidney will hold a public hearing on the town's proposed moratorium on gas drilling and heavy industry tonight (February 9) at 7pm, at the Sidney Civic Center on 21 Liberty Street. Gas drilling has been a contentious issue... Read more
By michael suchorsky on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012 - 11:35 am
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012 - 12:16 pm
A New York Times headline yesterday: "After Early Gallop, Albany Slows to Crawl in Making Decision on Gas Drilling." Reporter Mireya Navarro points to an accumulating pile of evidence that New York State's government is a good deal less enamored of... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012 - 12:13 pm
Above: Fox being handcuffed during a House of Representatives hearing in Washington, DC, on February 1, 2012. Video posted by Earthjustice. The Huffington Post and Politico have the news that anti-gas-drilling activist and filmmaker Josh Fox was arrested... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012 - 8:53 am
The public comment period for the draft Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement (SGEIS) about hydraulic fracturing in New York State closed yesterday with more comments than any other state environmental issue ever. New York State Department... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012 - 12:22 pm
Peter Applebome, the Our Towns columnist at the New York Times, has a nuanced article out this week about how the controversial issue of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has split the environmental movement down the middle, particularly in the Catskills... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Monday, Jan. 9, 2012 - 8:53 am
Above: Video coverage of Saturday's "people's hearing" by videographer Jessica Vecchione. On Saturday, a coalition of anti-fracking groups organized a "people's hearing" to accept public comments about hydraulic fracturing from Catskills residents. The... Read more


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