hydraulic fracturing

By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Sep. 7, 2011 - 5:03 pm
The New York Department of Environmental Conservaton has released its long-awaited version of the Draft Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement (SGEIS) on hydraulic fracturing today. The state is accepting comments on it until December 12.... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011 - 12:02 pm
Politics around here has always been a little more complicated than Republican vs. Democrat. And with gas drilling emerging as a big -- and party-busting -- issue in the upcoming town elections across New York State, the political landscape is getting... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Aug. 22, 2011 - 8:46 pm
Video clip: Andes resident Laurie McIntosh (a.k.a. Story Laurie) delivers her testimony in song, at a public forum on gas drilling last Friday. On the evening of Friday, August 19, over 100 people crammed into the Andes Central School auditorium to air... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011 - 12:08 pm
On Friday, August 19, the citizens of Andes will have the chance to weigh in on the controversial issue of hydraulic fracturing, at a town-sponsored public forum on the issue. The forum will be held at 7pm at the Andes Central School. USGS hydrogeologist... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011 - 2:50 pm
The U.S. Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Aug. 5, 2011 - 9:40 am
Just days after the U.S. government asked a federal judge to dismiss an anti-hydraulic-fracturing lawsuit filed by New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, a coalition of environmental groups has filed its own similar lawsuit, thereby giving the... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011 - 4:54 pm
Natural gas well in Pennsylvania, July 2011. Photo by Jerry Dincher, via Flickr. The New York Times' Ian Urbina, who has been spearheading the Grey Lady's coverage of hydraulic fracturing, has uncovered what seems to be the first documented case of... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011 - 9:34 am
From the AP today: The Department of Environmental Conservation has announced that the 60-day period for public comment on the latest draft of gas drilling regulations -- scheduled to begin in early August -- has been pushed back to "late summer." The... Read more
By wateradmin on Sunday, Jul. 10, 2011 - 10:11 am
"Potshots," by Bovina artist Gary Mayer, runs every Sunday. You can see Gary's collected Sunday cartoons by clicking here.   Mayer is an artist who's lived in Bovina for the past seven years. Originally hailing from Detroit, he lived for many... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Jul. 7, 2011 - 5:03 pm
A large crowd of people demonstrated in Albany today to protest the New York Department of Environmental Conservation's decision, announced last week, to recommend that hydraulic fracturing proceed in New York state. The Journal News' Albany Watch blog... Read more


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