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By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014 - 12:58 pm
Above: A natural gas pipeline being constructed. Photo courtesy of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. The Constitution Pipeline received approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to build a 124-mile natural gas pipeline from... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014 - 2:37 pm
Above: Inge Grafe-Kieklak, plaintiff in a recent lawsuit challenging a Sidney town moratorium on gas drilling, demonstrates at a pro-drilling rally in Albany on Oct. 15, 2012. Grafe-Kieklak's sign, written in her native German, translates: "Gov. Cuomo,... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Dec. 9, 2013 - 5:43 pm
A family on Hungry Hill in the Delaware County town of Hancock was forced to evacuate their home for the night on Thursday, December 5, after workers building the new Millennium Pipeline natural gas compression station knocked on their door and told them... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Wednesday, May. 29, 2013 - 2:08 pm
Dear Editor: Support for the Constitution and Leatherstocking Pipelines is based primarily on the false promise of affordable shale gas. False, since the price of this gas is too volatile to make it a reliable energy source in the future. With so much... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 - 10:10 am
Currently making the rounds of A petition by pro-drilling Southern Tier residents to allow Broome, Chenango, Chemung, Delaware, Steuben and Tioga Counties to secede from New York State and join Pennsylvania.  The signers, frustrated by New... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013 - 11:47 am
Photo of New York City's Ashokan Reservoir. Photo by Flickr user dougtone; published under Creative Commons license. Two towns in New York City's Catskills watershed passed bans on gas drilling on Tuesday: Andes, near the Pepacton Reservoir in Delaware... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Nov. 30, 2012 - 11:12 am
On Thursday afternoon, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation unveiled its latest set of proposed regulations to govern hydraulic fracturing for natural gas. The new proposed regulations replace an earlier set of draft regulations,... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012 - 10:01 am
Tonight's federal scoping hearing for the proposed Constitution Pipeline, slated for 7pm to 10pm at the Foothills Performing Arts Center in Oneonta, is expected to draw a crowd. The hearing was scheduled by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012 - 2:44 pm
Above: Noel van Swol, in a screenshot from a 2011 YouTube video from Energy In Depth's Northeast Marcellus Initiative. In the video, van Swol cites the Anti-Rent Wars as a precedent for the pro-gas-drilling movement in upstate New York, and tells an... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Sep. 13, 2012 - 3:20 pm
With speculation flying about what the state's next move on hydraulic fracturing will be, the spotlight is on New York's Southern Tier, where the richest Marcellus Shale gas deposits lie. WSKG's Matt Richmond has a terrific radio documentary out today... Read more


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