Your snail mail letters have paid off! There is now a ban on high volume hydraulic fracturing in New York State. Governor Cuomo based his decision on the State Health Commissioner, Howard Zucker’s recommendation that drilling could cause “significant public health risks”. However, low volume fracking (using less than 300,000 … Continue reading
By Ellen Yan, Newsday, November 12, 2015
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo Thursday killed a 3-year-old proposal to build a liquefied natural gas terminal 19 miles off Jones Beach amid fears that it could cause an environmental catastrophe or … Continue reading
Call Governor Cuomo Wednesday, September 2, or any day this week, at 877-235-6537, to stop the “Constitution” pipeline.
It’s important that we keep the pressure on NY Governor Cuomo and the DEC this week to Stop The Pipeline!
Let Albany officials know your opinion on this issue. The call-in process … Continue reading
The state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today officially prohibited high-volume hydraulic fracturing (HVHF) in New York State by issuing its formal Findings Statement, completing the state’s seven-year review of this activity.
“After years of exhaustive research and examination of the … Continue reading
By Scott Waldman, Capital, April 29, 2015
NYS DEC Commissioner Martens interview on Capitol Pressroom with Susan Arbetter: The first questions he was asked were about the finalization of the SGEIS and the longevity of the fracking ban. Go … Continue reading
By Michael Virtanen, Associated Press, March 31, 2015
It seems that this was a decision based on interpretation of the contracts at issue. So interestingly, the Court of Appeals … Continue reading
Until recently, the gas used in the New York City area had relatively low levels of radon. This started changing in late 2013 when gas from the Marcellus shale gas areas of Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio started flowing into the gas distribution lines that deliver gas to you.
In the dark of winter,
I heard mighty roar,
Our upstate paradise was saved
Fracking is no more.
The solstice will lengthen the day
Gas flaring can go away
My tap water will not burn and flicker
The landsmen face … Continue reading
By James Gerken, The Huffington Post, December 17, 2014
The New York Times reports: “The Cuomo administration announced Wednesday that it would ban hydraulic fracturing in New York State….”
SUCCESS … Continue reading
FOIL documents indicate that Larry Schwartz, Secretary to Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and one of the governor’s closest advisors, has a conflict of interest due to his stock investments over his role in New York’s decision over whether … Continue reading