July 22, 2014

Fracking vs Food: NY’s Choice

Drilling deep underground for natural gas will threaten the state’s agriculture, say two celebrity chefs
By Mario Batali and Bill Telepan, New York Daily News, May 30, 2013

As chefs and proprietors of New York City restaurants, we care a great deal about the ingredients going into the dishes we … Continue reading

Leaking Test Well in Upstate NY

Efforts to test Marcellus in upstate NY produces leaky well Carrizo crews on site to fix casing problem in Owego
By Tom Wilber, Shale Gas Review, May 15, 2013

A Houston company’s pioneering venture into the Marcellus Shale in upstate New York has produced a leaky gas well that the … Continue reading

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Send YOUR! Letter New York

Your snail mail letters have paid off!  The latest news from New York – according to the New York Times,  “After four years of study by the state, the Cuomo administration now says its decision on whether to allow high-volume hydraulic fracturing in New York Continue reading

This Town Took On Fracking and Won

Tiny Dryden, New York, just won the right to send frackers packing.
By Kate Sheppard, Mother Jones, May 8, 2013

There was a time not so long ago when the most contentious issue in Dryden, New York, was hiring a new dog catcher. Situated in New York’s Finger Lakes region, … Continue reading

NY Energy Policy Is Hitting Some Bumps

Steps to revamp New York’s energy policy come under criticism.
By Jon Lentz, City and State, May 8, 2013

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has taken a number of steps to revamp New York’s energy policy since taking office, but critics still have found plenty to criticize in the direction the state … Continue reading

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.

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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