hydraulic fracturing http://wamc.org en 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 New York: Shale Fail http://wamc.org/post/new-york-shale-fail <p>The future of hydrofracking in New York State, which has been on hold under a de facto moratorium for almost seven years, may be on shakier ground than ever.</p><p>New York’s hydrofracking debate has been under national scrutiny for some time. Those who favor it say fracking will boost rural economies and help communities grow and prosper. Those against sound the alarm that the process will inflict ecological and environmental damage.</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:28:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 88313 at http://wamc.org New York: Shale Fail 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 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 Two HV Congressmen Vote The Same On A Fracking Bill http://wamc.org/post/two-hv-congressmen-vote-same-fracking-bill <p>Two New York congressmen from the Hudson Valley voted against legislation that would prohibit federal oversight of fracking.</p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 22:37:07 +0000 Allison Dunne 78329 at http://wamc.org Two HV Congressmen Vote The Same On A Fracking Bill "The Frackers" By Gregory Zuckerman http://wamc.org/post/frackers-gregory-zuckerman <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In his new book, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The Frackers</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, journalist </span><a href="http://www.gregoryzuckerman.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Gregory Zuckerman</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> tells us the back-story. Far from the limelight, Aubrey </span>McClendon<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Harold Hamm, Mark Papa, and other wildcatters were determined to tap massive deposits of oil and gas that Exxon, Chevron, and other giants had dismissed as a waste of time.</span></p><p>By experimenting with hydraulic fracturing through extremely dense shale—a process now known as fracking—the wildcatters started a revolution. In just a few years, they looked to relieve America’s dependence on imported energy, triggered a global environmental controversy—and made and lost astonishing fortunes.</p><p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 16:32:04 +0000 Joe Donahue 77254 at http://wamc.org "The Frackers" By Gregory Zuckerman Lawsuit Filed As One-Year Anniversary Of Fracking Health Study Nears http://wamc.org/post/lawsuit-filed-one-year-anniversary-fracking-health-study-nears <p>It’s been nearly a year since the administration of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the state health commissioner would conduct a review to determine whether hydrofracking could be done safely in New York. Since then, little information has been released on the on going study. Now, an anti-fracking group is suing the state to find out what exactly is being reviewed. Mon, 16 Sep 2013 22:06:00 +0000 Karen Dewitt 73722 at http://wamc.org Lawsuit Filed As One-Year Anniversary Of Fracking Health Study Nears Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary http://wamc.org/post/dr-alan-chartocks-morning-commentary-15 <p>WAMC's political observer Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the latest news concerning hydraulic fracturing in New York State and the verdict in the case against Boston gangster James "Whitey" Bulger.</p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 11:55:17 +0000 Alan Chartock 71312 at http://wamc.org Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary 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 New Data: Fracking Helped Boost U.S. Energy Reserves http://wamc.org/post/new-data-fracking-helped-boost-us-energy-reserves <p>A new report says U.S. oil and gas reserves are up by about a third - that number rise higher thanks to hydraulic fracturing. The paper released by the Energy Information Administration, the research branch of the U.S. Energy Department, says that reserves of oil and gas that can be developed using current technology are up 35 percent this year from 2011.<br> Tue, 11 Jun 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 66752 at http://wamc.org New Data: Fracking Helped Boost U.S. Energy Reserves