April 20, 2014

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

Download the letter as a pdf

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

Chesapeake to Pay $3.2M in Water Pollution Fines

Pleads guilty to 3 criminal charges for violations of the Clean Water Act’s “dredge-and-fill” permit requirements
By Ken Ward Jr., The Charleston Gazette, December 19, 2013

Chesapeake Energy will pay $3.2 million in fines and spend $6.5 million on restoration work in a settlement over allegations the company buried streams … Continue reading

PA Supreme Court Strikes Down Controversial Portions of Act 13

The court held that portions of the law dealing with restrictions on local zoning violate Pennsylvania’s constitution
By Marie Cusick, StateImpact, December 19, 2013

Read the entire Court decision here
Read the amicus brief opposing Act 13, prepared in part by DCS’s legal team

The state Supreme Court struck down … 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

Broomfield 5th City in CO to Pass Fracking Moratorium

Broomfield Certifies Fracking Recount, Opposition Mulls Challenge
By Grace Hood, KUNC, December 5, 2013

Broomfield officials have certified results on a recount of Question 300, formally ending the recount process on the measure that will impose a 5-year moratorium on fracking.

The margin was slim, just 20 votes confirmed passage

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In Texas Water Contamination Case, the Fire Still Burns

Steve Lipsky can light his water on fire
By Mike Soraghan, E & E Publishing, November 25, 2013

Steve Lipsky can light his water on fire.

It’s been said more than once, by people who should know, that he can’t do this. But, earlier this month, in the shadow of … 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

Your Pictures Can Help Keep the Delaware River Watershed Frack-Free

Will you take a picture of a special place in the Delaware River Basin that you don’t want destroyed? Or a picture of your family, your friends, your pets, or an important “reason to protect” the Delaware that you are willing to share with the officials at the Delaware River … 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