hydraulic fracturing

By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, May. 10, 2011 - 2:37 pm
We'll find out tomorrow whether the Delaware River Basin Commission will allow water from the Oquaga Creek, a trout stream that drains into the West Branch of the Delaware River, to be used in hydraulic fracturing projects in Delaware and Broome counties... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, May. 10, 2011 - 11:50 am
Still from the movie "Gasland." A team of scientists at Duke University published a paper yesterday which should make Gasland director Josh Fox very happy: It provides peer-reviewed, prestigiously-published scientific evidence that hydraulic fracturing... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, May. 5, 2011 - 9:06 am
Thanks to a certain major worldwide news event, Monday's rally in Albany calling for a ban on hydraulic fracturing in New York state didn't get that much press. WGXC attended the rally, which attracted about 300 anti-fracking protesters and featured... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, May. 4, 2011 - 11:59 pm
Illustration and caption of gas drilling infrastructure from the DEC's draft "Strategic Plan for State Forest Management," August 27, 2010. The Croton Watershed Clean Water Coalition is suing the state Department of Environmental Conservation in an... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Sunday, Apr. 24, 2011 - 9:16 am
"Potshots," by Bovina artist Gary Mayer, runs every Sunday. You can see Gary's collected Sunday cartoons by clicking here. For some context for this week's cartoon, click here. Mayer is an artist who's lived in Bovina for the past seven years.... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Apr. 19, 2011 - 4:23 pm
Politicians say the weirdest things. From today's Times Herald-Record: In Sullivan County, Highland's town board recently passed a couple of resolutions calling on New York State to allow more local control over gas drilling. (Such resolutions don't have... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Apr. 19, 2011 - 8:47 am
Prompted by the end of the public comment period for the Delaware River Basin Commission's proposed regulations for hydraulic fracturing, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced yesterday that he will sue the federal government if it... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Monday, Apr. 18, 2011 - 10:47 am
The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce has released its study of the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing, and it reports that energy companies have injected instant coffee, walnut hulls, and the highly toxic cancer-causing... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Monday, Apr. 11, 2011 - 8:47 am
Anti-frackers from across the state are expected to rally in Albany this morning as part of a massive protest organized by a coalition of New York environmental groups. By last week, 500 people had already registered to participate, according to a press... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Mar. 25, 2011 - 11:17 am
The Times Union's Capitol Confidential blog reports that scores of protesters chanted "No Fracking Way" in the War Room of the Capitol building in Albany yesterday, in a show of force that probably reached Governor Andrew Cuomo's ears in the next room... Read more


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