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By WP Newsroom on Wednesday, Mar. 3, 2010 - 10:45 am
Huffington Post contributor Dave Colavito takes aim at Gov. Paterson's decision to spend $6 million on the Concord resort project. The Concord project is on life-support, and that's being generous, considering it's been a year since any pulse has been... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Monday, Mar. 1, 2010 - 1:39 pm
The gasmen are coming to town. Among the byproducts of the Marcellus Shale natural-gas drilling boom: a flood of legal work that is already well underway a few miles to the south. The Philadelphia Inquirer talks to PA lawyers about the impact Marcellus... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010 - 5:35 pm
Over at Breathing Is Political, Liz Bucar has an account of a recent Delaware River Basin Commission hearing on proposed gas drilling, in which several Pennsylvania business owners said their plans were on hold because of the uncertainty surrounding... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010 - 3:57 pm
 Amy Goodman's progressive radio show ran a segment yesterday on natural-gas drilling, featuring documentary filmmaker Josh Fox (Gasland) and Damascus Citizens for Sustainability's Joe Levine. Here's Fox on his film: I got on the road and went to about... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010 - 10:18 am
The letter below is from Calvin Tillman, mayor of DISH, Texas. Tillman has been touring New York and Pennsylvania talking about the problems his small town has been having with natural gas drilling. My new friends in the Marcellus, As I return from almost... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010 - 11:38 pm
A small-town Texas mayor from deep in gas country has been making the rounds of several upstate counties this week, warning rural New Yorkers about the toll horizontal gas drilling could take on their towns. The mayor made a push for heavy regulation,... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Friday, Feb. 19, 2010 - 5:57 pm
Reuters has been doing a great job lately of following the debate over natural gas drilling in New York State. Their latest article takes a look at the growing problem of disposing of frack water, which is too salty and contaminant-laden for most... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Sunday, Feb. 14, 2010 - 12:21 pm
New York City doesn't have the only unfiltered water supply in the state. The city of Syracuse also drinks unfiltered water from Lake Skaneateles, making it one of just a handful of cities in the U.S. that are allowed by the EPA to drink unfiltered... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010 - 11:05 am
The Evening Sun reports that a Chenango County board of supervisors meeting this week got unusually feisty on the topic of natural-gas hydrofracking. Supervisor Ross Iannello kicked off the discussion about local exploration and drilling by asking for... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010 - 9:05 pm
The AP has a really good story on horizontal natural-gas drilling that's been making the rounds of many newspapers, both in and out of the Marcellus Shale. Explained: why "fracking" creates more waste than conventional techniques, why getting rid of the... Read more


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