anti-fracking http://wamc.org en Health Care Professionals Opposed To Fracking Urge Cuomo Adm. To Look At More Research http://wamc.org/post/health-care-professionals-opposed-fracking-urge-cuomo-adm-look-more-research <p>A group of health care professionals are seeking a meeting with Governor Cuomo’s health department, saying they have compiled a compendium of new and on going research that highlights numerous health risks associated with hydro fracking. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 22:06:00 +0000 Karen Dewitt 94563 at http://wamc.org Health Care Professionals Opposed To Fracking Urge Cuomo Adm. To Look At More Research NY Court Upholds Communities’ Right To Protect Residents From Fracking http://wamc.org/post/ny-court-upholds-communities-right-protect-residents-fracking <p>New York State continues wait for final word on hydraulic fracturing, the controversial gas drilling method on hold since 2008.&nbsp; Monday's Court of Appeals decision upheld communities’ right to use traditional local zoning laws to keep fracking out of their borders.</p><p>The New York Court of Appeals ruling came in two cases decided jointly:&nbsp; one brought by an oil company and the other a dairy farm that wanted to lease its land, challenging the towns of Dryden and Middlefield’s decisions to ban the industrial activity there.</p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 17:39:35 +0000 Dave Lucas 93865 at http://wamc.org NY Court Upholds Communities’ Right To Protect Residents From Fracking Democrats Introduce Fracking Waste Legislation http://wamc.org/post/democrats-introduce-fracking-waste-legislation <p></p><p>Democrats in the state Senate have introduced legislation to ban hydraulic fracturing waste product from the state.</p><p>The minority conference released four bills Tuesday that would ban fracking waste from being shipped into the state for treatment or disposal, eliminate the waste from being used to melt ice off of roads and bar treatment facilities and landfills from accepting the byproduct.</p><p>Fracking involves injecting a mixture of water, sand and chemicals at high pressure to extract oil and gas from rock formations.</p> Tue, 13 May 2014 23:02:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 90353 at http://wamc.org Democrats Introduce Fracking Waste Legislation Even On Earth Day: NY Fracking Debate Rages On http://wamc.org/post/even-earth-day-ny-fracking-debate-rages <p>Green group "Elected Officials to Protect New York" today released copies of local resolutions from municipalities around the state, urging Governor Andrew Cuomo to continue the de facto moratorium on hydraulic fracturing.</p><p>The resolutions, released over the last several months, for the most part recommend increasing investment in renewable energy, noting the success of the New York Sun initiative and growth in electric vehicle charging stations.</p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 22:37:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 88766 at http://wamc.org Even On Earth Day: NY Fracking Debate Rages On More Fracking Pro And Con - The Battle Rages On http://wamc.org/post/more-fracking-pro-and-con-battle-rages <p>The future of hydraulic fracturing has been in limbo since the New York state Department of Environmental Conservation began a review of the practice in 2008. Now, six public hearings are being held across New York to receive public comment on the draft State Energy Plan... one of them in Albany today.&nbsp; Environmental groups are also at the Capitol today calling on Governor Andrew Cuomo to put renewable energy ahead of fossil fuels in his effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent by 2050.</p><p></p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 17:08:11 +0000 Dave Lucas 84088 at http://wamc.org More Fracking Pro And Con - The Battle Rages On Cuomo Rep Says Fracking Delay Will Continue http://wamc.org/post/cuomo-rep-says-fracking-delay-will-continue <p></p><p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 23:06:00 +0000 Karen Dewitt 82839 at http://wamc.org Cuomo Rep Says Fracking Delay Will Continue Fracking Debate Goes On http://wamc.org/post/fracking-debate-goes <p></p><p>A recent Quinnipiac Poll shows New Yorkers are opposed to hydraulic fracturing, as arguments for and against the controversial gas drilling practice continue.</p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 23:36:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 78980 at http://wamc.org Fracking Debate Goes On Fervent Foes Devote Their Lives To Fracking Fight http://wamc.org/post/fervent-foes-devote-their-lives-fracking-fight <p>VESTAL, N.Y. (AP) — Big energy companies have been trying for five years to tap the riches of the Marcellus Shale in southern New York. They promise thousands of jobs, economic salvation and an abundant, clean-burning source of fuel.<br><br>But for all its political and financial clout, the industry hasn't been able to get its foot in the door. One reason: Folks like Sue Rapp and Vera Scroggins are in the way.</p> Sun, 07 Jul 2013 15:01:06 +0000 Associated Press 68639 at http://wamc.org Fervent Foes Devote Their Lives To Fracking Fight Duke Study Links Hydrofracking To Water Contamination http://wamc.org/post/duke-study-links-hydrofracking-water-contamination <p>A new Duke University <a href="http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2013/06/19/1221635110">study</a> links hydraulic fracturing, the controversial gas drilling process, to water contamination. But, like similar studies in the past, there are pros and cons, and questions linger.</p><p>The study, co-authored by Rob Jackson, a professor of environmental sciences at Duke’s Nicholas School of the Environment, found that homeowners living near shale gas wells appear to be at higher risk of drinking water contamination from stray gases.</p> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 20:57:13 +0000 Dave Lucas 68118 at http://wamc.org Duke Study Links Hydrofracking To Water Contamination Gannett Reporter Jon Campbell On Key Fracking Ruling http://wamc.org/post/gannett-reporter-jon-campbell-key-fracking-ruling <p>A key court ruling this week could have far-reaching effects for the future of hydrofracking in New York. WAMC’s Ian Pickus spoke with Gannett capitol reporter Jon Campbell for the latest.</p> Sat, 04 May 2013 16:35:00 +0000 Ian Pickus 63812 at http://wamc.org Gannett Reporter Jon Campbell On Key Fracking Ruling