September 25, 2016

Twelve NY counties ban fracking wastes

Twelve New York State counties have passed legislation taking steps to limit or ban fracking wastes in various applications within their borders. The provisions vary somewhat from county to county, but in general focus on prohibiting acceptance of fracking waste at treatment facilities, sale of fracking waste, or use of … Continue reading

Concerned Health Professionals of NY Comment on the NYS Energy Plan

THE NEGATIVE HEALTH IMPACTS OF INCREASED RELIANCE ON NATURAL GAS AS AN ENERGY SOURCE ARE LARGELY IGNORED

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The Energy Plan puts New York on a path to increased reliance on natural gas extracted through unconventional drilling and hydraulic fracturing. The Energy Plan concedes … Continue reading

Caution on Fracking Wise

Our opinion: The state’s deliberative study of natural gas drilling is appropriate to insure the safety and health of residents
By TU Editorial Board, timesunion.com, April 18, 2014

Eighteen months after the New York State Health Department began studying the health impacts of high-volume hydrofracking, there is still no indication … Continue reading

NY State Consultant Slams Fracking

Says fracking involves “substantial concerns and major uncertainties”
By Scott Waldman, Politico Magazine, March 7, 2014

A consultant hired by the state Health Department to assist in a review of the health effects of fracking recently published a study that concluded “substantial concerns and major uncertainties” should be resolved before … Continue reading

Albany Bars Crude Processing Expansion at Port

The order requires a health impact study by the county
By Mary Esch, Associated Press, March 12, 2014

The expansion of crude oil processing at the Hudson River Port of Albany, which has become a hub for rail shipments of volatile North Dakota crude to coastal refineries in the past … Continue reading

NYS Assemblymember Linda Rosenthal’s Letter to Con Ed Concerning Radon in Natural Gas

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December 19, 2013

Kevin Burke
Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer
Consolidated Edison Company of New York
4 Irving Place
New York, NY 10003

Dear Mr. Burke:

The New Jersey-New York Expansion Project, commonly referred to as the “Spectra Pipeline,” went … Continue reading

Fracking Industry Out-Lobbies Opponents, Still Loses Ground

If the fracking industry is losing ground to opponents in New York, it’s not for lack of spending on lobbyists
By Scott Waldman, Capital, December 6, 2013

Anti-Fracking NYIf the fracking industry is losing ground to opponents in New York, it’s not for lack of spending on lobbyists.

According to state … Continue reading

Environmental Group Warns of Fracking Waste on NY Roads

More than a dozen municipalities have received state approval to spread a fracking byproduct on their roads
By Scott Waldman, Capital, December 3, 2013

More information from Riverkeeper here

Road BrineDespite a moratorium on fracking in New York State, more than a dozen municipalities have received state approval to spread a … Continue reading

New Theory Holds Geology, Not Politics, Thwarts NY Fracking

Will Utica, Marcellus remain non-starters in Empire State?
By Tom Wilbur, Shale Gas Review, October 25, 2013

Come to the event “Shale Gas Potential in New York” October 30 at 7 pm

A collection of factors stalled the Pennsylvania shale gas rush at the New York state border, including grass … Continue reading

Known Risks in LPG Caverns Hidden from Public

The company that wants to use old wells to store explosive natural gas products seeks to bury unsettling geological facts
By Peter Mantius, The Leader, October 16, 2013

A major rock fault cuts through the cluster of old salt wells under the western hillside that rises from Seneca Lake three … Continue reading