hydraulic fracturing http://wamc.org en 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 Anti-Fracking Initiative Launches in the Hudson Valley http://wamc.org/post/anti-fracking-initiative-launches-hudson-valley <p>In New York today, in Kingston, a new anti-fracking group announced its formation. A number of environmentalists and elected officials are on board with the initiative that stems from the Hudson Valley.</p> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 23:31:04 +0000 Allison Dunne 61854 at http://wamc.org Anti-Fracking Initiative Launches in the Hudson Valley Environmental reporter Michael Behar on fracking and earthquakes http://wamc.org/post/environmental-reporter-michael-behar-fracking-and-earthquakes <p>One of the most contentious areas of debate over the expansion of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas concerns a spike in seismic activity in unlikely areas that have begun fracking nearby. Some alarmed scientists say containment wells are putting undue pressure on faults deep underground. But industry interests disagree – that is, when they say anything at all.</p> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 11:48:37 +0000 Ian Pickus 61559 at http://wamc.org Environmental reporter Michael Behar on fracking and earthquakes