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By WP Newsroom on Tuesday, Apr. 13, 2010 - 9:14 pm
Looks like GOP hopeful Steve Levy wants to make it a campaign issue: “The folks up here in this region I see like the potential of economic development and they are going to monitor this because this is their drinking water and lake systems. We've got to... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Tuesday, Apr. 13, 2010 - 11:03 am
Josh Fox's documentary about the hazards of natural gas drilling is gearing up for a screening tour this summer, and looking for an intern to help. The Director of Gasland (winner Sundance Special Jury Prize 2010) is looking for a talented and motivated... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Thursday, Apr. 8, 2010 - 1:31 pm
DC Bureau, a nonprofit investigative news outlet, reports that Congressman Maurice Hinchey is denying knowledge of his wife's recent work on behalf of a Texas landmen's organization. For at least two years of their marriage, Hinchey’s wife, Allison Lee,... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Apr. 7, 2010 - 10:24 pm
Nonprofit investigative news outlet ProPublica, whose reporter Abraham Lustgarten has been writing exclusively about the risks of horizontal natural gas drilling since 2008, has a new gas story today. At hand: the EPA's upcoming two-year study of the... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Apr. 1, 2010 - 2:03 pm
Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's office isn't the most press-friendly shop in town, even for New York state government. When the Watershed Post was reporting on their recent actions against hospitals in the NYC watershed, I wasn't able to get a comment... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Wednesday, Mar. 24, 2010 - 1:13 pm
Chesapeake Energy, one of the major players in the rush to prospect for New York State's natural gas in the Marcellus Shale, recently made a big hire that's raising some eyebrows among conservationists: Paul Hartman, a former employee of The Nature... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Friday, Mar. 19, 2010 - 10:02 am
The EPA announced yesterday that the agency will conduct a two-year, $1.9 million, peer-reviewed study of the effects of horizontal natural gas drilling on drinking water. Bring it on, gas companies say--but the Philadelphia Inquirer reports that shares... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Wednesday, Mar. 17, 2010 - 10:06 pm
City councilors in the Northern New York city of Watertown are considering stepping in to prevent a local wastewater treatment plant from accepting hydrofracking fluid, the Watertown Daily Times reports. "My feeling all along is that this is a parochial... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Tuesday, Mar. 9, 2010 - 10:44 am
A panel discussion of natural-gas drilling at SUNY New Paltz last night drew several hundred people, the Times Herald-Record reports. Those against it — including New York City and most of the crowd of some 200 Monday night — again said drilling, or... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Wednesday, Mar. 3, 2010 - 4:57 pm
The Catskill Landowners Association issued a press release today stating their opposition to any ban on gas drilling in the New York City watershed that does not include compensation for Catskills landowners. “The Catskill Landowners Association views... Read more


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