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By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011 - 1:54 pm
ProPublica, whose reporter Abrahm Lustgarten is currently one of the most prominent critics of hydrofracking in the media, published a long piece yesterday that casts doubt on the purported climate benefits of natural gas. An excerpt: Advocates for... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011 - 3:07 pm
The AP is reporting that icing problems are forcing Central Hudson to turn of its natural gas service to hundreds of customers in Ulster County for several days, just in time for a very cold snap. The Ulster County Red Cross is opening an overnight... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Monday, Dec. 6, 2010 - 11:05 am
In an editorial published yesterday, the New York Post weighed in resoundingly against the potential moratorium on natural gas drilling passed by the state's Assembly last week. The logic? Fracking equals jobs: Even proponents admit that most lawmakers... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Jun. 24, 2010 - 1:03 pm
Greenwire reports via the New York Times that there is discussion behind the scenes in Congress about a possible plan to publicly disclose the proprietary fluids used in hydraulic fracturing: The proposal making the rounds in the House would largely keep... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Jun. 4, 2010 - 4:45 pm
While New York State is still mulling the pros and cons of Marcellus shale gas drilling, we have a ringside seat from which to watch the drama already unfolding just over the border in Pennsylvania. Exhibit A: a massive blowout last night at a... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Thursday, May. 27, 2010 - 11:33 pm
A proposed resolution by Oneonta Democrat Richard Murphy, which would have called on the state to pass a moratorium on hydrofracking, has died in committee, the Daily Star reports. It's possible the bill could go back to the drawing board: Murphy said he... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Friday, May. 21, 2010 - 10:20 pm
The Daily Star reports that Richard Murphy, Democrat of Oneonta, is planning to introduce a bill to ask the state to hold off on hydrofracking until there's more scientific data on its potential risks: Murphy said he believes that if the state gave... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, May. 10, 2010 - 12:09 pm
According to the Mid-Hudson News, Sullivan County does not have equipment for monitoring either ozone or particulates in the air. And it's not alone: In the Hudson Valley, most counties have ozone monitoring devices, but only Orange and Westchester have... Read more


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