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By WP Newsroom on Saturday, May. 8, 2010 - 1:47 pm
The Iroquois Gas Transmission System's planned natural gas pipeline through the Hudson Valley will go through Ulster County, the Freeman reports. The natural gas pipeline — which needs approval from, among others, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Apr. 30, 2010 - 2:04 pm
In the Wall Street Journal today: a sharp look at the process of cementing oil wells in offshore drilling operations. Some experts think that faulty cementing could be behind the recent BP disaster that killed 11 and is spilling 5,000 barrels of oil a day... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Apr. 29, 2010 - 1:56 pm
If he runs for re-election, state senator John Bonacic will face at least two challengers this fall, in a race that is shaping up to be a referendum on natural-gas drilling in the region (which Bonacic emphatically supports). Sullivan County legislator... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Tuesday, Apr. 27, 2010 - 12:49 pm
An incisive editorial from the Times Herald-Record about why the DEC's Friday decision to make it tough for gas drilling in NYC's watershed means that drilling elsewhere in New York state is now inevitable: The city, with all its lawyers, money and clout... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Apr. 23, 2010 - 11:21 am
This just in: The DEC has declared that their draft regulations on natural-gas drilling don't apply to New York City's watershed. (Or, for that matter, Syracuse's Skaneateles Lake watershed, also among a handful of water systems in the nation allowed by... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Apr. 22, 2010 - 4:30 pm
While battles rage over Marcellus shale gas drilling, Cornell scientist Robert Howarth has quietly released a report that could change everything. His surprising claim: Natural gas has a far greater carbon footprint than oil, and could even be more... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Tuesday, Apr. 20, 2010 - 11:54 pm
That's what a tipster claims over at Breathing Is Political: I had a customer inform me two days ago that the home equity loan they were obtaining in order to purchase a small investment piece near them was turned down by GMAC because their home property... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Apr. 19, 2010 - 11:19 am
Many New Yorkers are looking to halt the march of natural-gas drilling in their vast watershed. Manhattan borough president Scott Stringer has the support of dozens of NYC organizations for his "Kill the Drill" campaign. Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Friday, Apr. 16, 2010 - 11:34 am
Looks like staff shortages at the DEC are delaying the completion of a review of the agency's plans for Marcellus shale gas drilling until at least late summer right in the middle of campaign season. From the Ithaca Journal: "As with every agency, we are... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Apr. 15, 2010 - 4:56 pm
The Nom Nom Good food co-op in Cooperstown wants a label to reflect that their food is farmed on land that has not been leased for gas drilling. I am looking for a symbol to put on our advertising to show that we do not support gas drilling, or more... Read more


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