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By Julia Reischel on Friday, Dec. 9, 2011 - 1:19 am
Above: A photo from the EPA's draft report of contaminated groundwater being sampled in Pavillion, Wyoming. Note the foam. Photo on page 3 of Appendix D of "Draft: Investigation into Groundwater Contamination in Pavillion, Wyoming." For the first time, a... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Dec. 2, 2011 - 10:28 am
Above: Video taken by Sullivan County radio producer and anti-drilling activist Sabrina Artel at the DEC's public hearing on gas drilling in Binghamton, November 17, 2011. In what has become a familiar plot point in the unfolding saga of New York State's... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011 - 10:07 am
Today (November 29), Sullivan County Community College in Loch Sheldrake hosts the third in a series of four hearings on proposed gas drilling regulations held by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). Two similar hearings have... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Nov. 11, 2011 - 11:52 am
By Julia Reischel on Monday, Oct. 17, 2011 - 12:47 pm
Last Thursday, October 13, the Sidney Town Board voted to grant the Leatherstocking Gas Company a public franchise agreement, which will allow it to build a natural gas pipeline through Sidney, Coventry, and Bainbridge. According to a video of the... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011 - 10:24 am
Above: A lecture on the dangers of fracking organized by Friends of Sustainable Sidney on Tuesday at the Greater Maywood Rural Community Services Community Center.  A group called Friends of Sustainable Sidney is hoping that tonight's Sidney Town Board... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011 - 11:54 am
A lawn sign opposing fracking from Otsego2000. Photo by Flickr user Bosc d'Anjou. This week on the Watershed Post Half-Hour News Hour, we talk with David Merzig, a municipal lawyer for several upstate towns who has been working on local bans on gas... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Sep. 30, 2011 - 9:50 am
Above: Locations of upcoming public hearings on the DEC's new draft gas drilling regulations.   On Wednesday, September 28, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation riled environmental and anti-driling groups by issuing drafts of... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Sep. 22, 2011 - 12:25 pm
Above: The board of the Town of Dryden unanimously passes a ban on gas drilling on August 2, 2011. Video by ShaleShock, an anti-gas drilling media group. The first shots in what is likely to become a statewide battle were fired recently, as two lawsuits... Read more
By Lillian Browne on Friday, Sep. 16, 2011 - 10:27 am
The Upper Delaware Scenic Byway, from the UDSB website. A proposal by the Board of Directors of the Upper Delaware Scenic Byway (UDSB) to ban "non-traditional" industrial traffic along the byway is ruffling feathers in the town and village of Hancock in... Read more


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