environmental issues 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 Pres. Obama's Pick for EPA Admin. Gets Praise in New England http://wamc.org/post/pres-obamas-pick-epa-admin-gets-praise-new-england <p></p><p>President Obama’s pick for EPA Administrator is receiving praise from a range of groups including state governments, environmentalists, and industry representatives.</p><p> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 21:57:08 +0000 Lucas Willard 59800 at http://wamc.org Pres. Obama's Pick for EPA Admin. Gets Praise in New England Al Gore : Cuomo has "tough decision" to make on fracking http://wamc.org/post/al-gore-cuomo-has-tough-decision-make-fracking <p>Hydrofracking remains a controversial topic across the country, and perhaps no more so in New York, where state environmental and health officials are still determining if fracking can be done safely.</p><p>Yesterday, during a joint legislative hearing on Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposed executive budget, Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens was peppered with questions from legislators about the administration’s fracking plans.</p><p>WAMC’s Joe Donohue spoke with former Vice President Al Gore and asked how he would advise Cuomo on the issue.</p><p></p> Tue, 05 Feb 2013 17:24:02 +0000 Joe Donahue 57226 at http://wamc.org Al Gore : Cuomo has "tough decision" to make on fracking Question of the Day - Fracking? http://wamc.org/post/question-day-fracking <p><a href="http://www.timesunion.com/default/article/Anti-fracking-coalition-plans-big-rally-in-Albany-3817046.php">Anti-fracking coalition plans big rally in Albany</a>&nbsp;- story from The Times Union.</p><p>Bill McKibben and Josh Fox were in studio today and taking listener calls.</p><p>What do you think New York's policy on shale gas drilling and hydraulic fracturing should be?</p> Mon, 27 Aug 2012 13:09:57 +0000 Joe Donahue 46474 at http://wamc.org Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery - Green Burials http://wamc.org/post/most-holy-redeemer-cemetery-green-burials <p>Even in death, in is possible to reduce your carbon footprint. Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery in Niskayuna, operated by Albany Diocesan Cemeteries, has set aside 20,000 square feet of undeveloped space for 260 natural graves, becoming the first Catholic cemetery in New York State to offer "green" burial space.</p> Fri, 17 Aug 2012 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 46047 at http://wamc.org Vox Pop : Fracking : 8/8/12 http://wamc.org/post/vox-pop-fracking-8812 <p>In a <a href="http://statepolitics.lohudblogs.com/2012/08/07/decs-fracking-review-grows-to-4000-pages/">recently published interview</a>, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation chairman Joe Martens says that the state&rsquo;s review of the potential environmental impacts of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas &ndash; known as &lsquo;fracking&rsquo; &ndash; remains a work in progress, despite the department having already produced about 4,000 pages on the subject.</p> Wed, 08 Aug 2012 19:00:00 +0000 45052 at http://wamc.org New Yorkers against Fracking Rally and Concert http://wamc.org/post/new-yorkers-against-fracking-rally-and-concert <p>Joe Donahue and Alan Chartock are joined in studio by Natalie Merchant, guitarist, Gabriel Gordon, Frack Action Communications Director John Armstrong and pediatrician and activist, Dr. Larysa Dyrszka. To find out more information about the issue, the rally and concert - go to <a href="http://www.NYagainstfracking.org">NYagainstfracking.org</a>.</p> Tue, 15 May 2012 17:19:49 +0000 Joe Donahue 39021 at http://wamc.org New Yorkers against Fracking Rally and Concert Vox Pop : Adirondack Park Issues : 4/17/12 http://wamc.org/post/vox-pop-adirondack-park-issues-41712 <p>With over 6 million acres, New York&rsquo;s Adirondack Park is the largest park, state level protected area, and national historic landmark in the contiguous United States.</p><p>Those who live and love the Adirondacks face many issues, including how best to preserve the environmental integrity of the park while also accomadating those who live there.</p> Tue, 17 Apr 2012 19:00:00 +0000 37181 at http://wamc.org