April 19, 2014

Transportation of Fracking Waste Could Endanger NYC Water Supply

The maps included here are from an XTO permit application of August 2012, and give a quick view of what goes/comes from where.

Write Governor Cuomo!

Looks like there will be quite a bit of traffic around and right next to the Cannonsville Reservoir, the westernmost NYC watershed reservoir.  … Continue reading

Appeals Court Says NY Towns Can Ban Fracking

Court rules unanimously in favor of towns of Dryden and Middlefield
By Jon Campbell, Politics on the Hudson, May 2, 2013

A mid-level appeals court on Thursday said local governments in New York can ban hydraulic fracturing and shale-gas drilling within their borders, delivering a major blow to the natural-gas … Continue reading

Carlucci urges fracking study after PA visit

Westchestesr/Rockland Newsday reports on a trip NY State Senator David Carlucci took to view hydrofracking sites in PA, a trip that has increased his determination to push a bill he has introduced to delay any permits on hydrofracking until three studies on health and environmental impacts have been completed.

NY … Continue reading

Fracked-up roads: Texas, NY

The Texas Tribune reported yesterday on legislative attempts to address the damage done to Texas roads by drilling:

“The Texas Department of Transportation has estimated that maintaining infrastructure impacted by the drilling boom will cost $4 billion a year. Advocates are urging lawmakers to tap the state’s Rainy Day Fund

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NYPIRG Urges Cuomo to Reject dSGEIS Due to Conflicts of Interest

The New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG) has sent a letter to New York State Governor Cuomo urging him to reject the Revised Draft Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement (dSGEIS) due to a conflict of interest on the part of the consultants who worked on the socio-economic impact section. … Continue reading

Yes, a Drilling Moratorium

The NY Legislature should pass a moratorium on fracking while multiple studies are under way.
By TU Editorial Board, timesunion.com, March 26, 2013

Our opinion: The Legislature should pass a moratorium on fracking while multiple studies are under way.

Whether you feel that natural gas fracking is the economic salvation … Continue reading

How to Terminate a Gas Lease

Gas Lease Termination

This VIDEO is from the Fleased Forum on Gas Lease Termination, held in Norwich, NY on March 14, 2013.  It is rather long, but very informative.  The presentation by attorney Joe Heath on Gas Lease Termination starts at the 34:34 mark.  The first 20 minutes or so of his … Continue reading

Poll Confirms that NYers Don’t Want Fracking

Quinnipiac University poll finds New York State voters oppose Fracking by a clear margin, 46 – 39 percent.

A Quinnipiac University poll released March 20, 2013 shows statewide opposition to fracking is growing. The new poll finds opponents outnumbering supporters of fracking in the survey by 46-39 percent — a Continue reading

3rd NY Town Wins in Court Over Fracking Ban

Avon defeats a court challenge to its ban on natural gas drilling.
By The Associated Press, March 19, 2013

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A third upstate New York town has won a court challenge to its ban on natural gas drilling as two previous cases are about to be argued … Continue reading

NY State Can Rid Itself of Fossil Fuel in the Near Future

Cornell Press Release.

New York’s fossil fuel: Gone with the wind … water and sun

By Blaine Friedlander

You’ll really love New York. Converting all of the state’s energy sources from natural gas, coal and fossil fuel to wind, water and sunlight by 2030 will stabilize electricity prices, reduce power … Continue reading