February 21, 2018

Is NY’s Marcellus Shale Too Hot to Handle?


Is New York’s Marcellus Shale Too Hot to Handle?

by Abrahm Lustgarten, ProPublica, Nov. 9, 2009, 5:10 a.m.

As New York gears up for a massive expansion of gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale, state officials have made a potentially troubling discovery about the wastewater created by the process: It’s … Continue reading

Report: Gas Drilling Imperils Water

Problems facing New York City watershed system are serious
By ABRAHM LUSTGARTEN Special to the Times Union, Thursday, October 8, 2009

A preliminary report from a consultant hired by New York City warns that “nearly every activity” associated with natural gas drilling, as proposed for southern New York, could potentially … Continue reading

NYS Department of Health Addresses Concerns on NYS DEC dSGEIS

Edward G. Hom, Ph.D., Director
Division of Environmental Health

To: Bradley Field, Director, Division of Mineral Resources

Dear Mr. Field:

On March 10,2009 you requested that the New York State Department of Health Center for Environmental Health (CEB) review information related to the potential for public health impacts from natural … Continue reading

Clean Natural Gas? Not in My Backyard

Clean Natural Gas? Not in My Backyard
by Abrahm Lustgarten, ProPublica, Feb. 27, 2009, 12:52 p.m.

Got bubbles? Alarms have been ringing for months about the risk that natural gas drilling poses to drinking water supplies, but recent reports of water contamination just a few hours away have prompted representatives … Continue reading

Mixing Gas and Water: Drilling in the City’s Watershed

Mixing Gas and Water: Drilling in the City’s Watershed.
by Dara L. Miles, The Gotham Gazette, Jan 12, 2009

Turn on the tap and New Yorkers get completely unfiltered H2O, flowing from the upstate streams and rivers to faucets from the Bronx to Brooklyn.

Since 1993, the U. S. Environmental … Continue reading