Joe Martens http://wamc.org en NY DEC: Brief Blackout For Sporting Licenses http://wamc.org/post/ny-dec-brief-blackout-sporting-licenses <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p>The New York Department of Environmental Conservation is changing its computer licensing system, and that's going to briefly affect hunting, trapping and fishing in the state.</p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 14:00:38 +0000 Jaired Crofut 80025 at http://wamc.org New York State Still Awaiting Fracking Decision http://wamc.org/post/new-york-state-still-awaiting-fracking-decision <p>New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s health commissioner is expected to release a health report on hydraulic fracturing soon, at least according to a timetable announced in late February. But the Cuomo Administration has already missed several deadlines on fracking.</p> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 12:41:25 +0000 Karen Dewitt 62033 at http://wamc.org New York State Still Awaiting Fracking Decision Jon Campbell - Gannett News : Fracking deadlines approaching this week http://wamc.org/post/jon-campbell-gannett-news-fracking-deadlines-approaching-week <p>New York State officials are facing some hard deadlines over the next few weeks with regards to whether or not the state will allow the drilling of natural gas extraction wells using the controversial process known as hydrofracking.</p><p>WAMC’s Patrick Donges spoke recently with Gannett New York State Government reporter Jon Campbell for an update on state’s fracking decision making process.</p> Sun, 10 Feb 2013 17:00:00 +0000 57524 at http://wamc.org Jon Campbell - Gannett News : Fracking deadlines approaching this week Siena Poll: NY divided on fracking DEC: No 'timetable' on decision http://wamc.org/post/siena-poll-ny-divided-fracking-dec-no-timetable-decision <p></p><p></p><p><br>ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) —&nbsp; A poll shows New York voters nearly evenly divided on&nbsp; "fracking" the same day the state's top environmental official declared his agency has no "timetable" for finishing shale gas drilling rules.</p><p><br>Elected officials questioned Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens about the environmental review at a legislative budget hearing on Monday. He says he expects to get a report from Health Commissioner Nirav Shah in "a few weeks." Mon, 04 Feb 2013 21:51:40 +0000 Dave Lucas 57180 at http://wamc.org Siena Poll: NY divided on fracking DEC: No 'timetable' on decision Environmentalists Support DEC Commissioner Joe Martens http://wamc.org/post/environmentalists-support-dec-commissioner-joe-martens <p>The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has come under increased scrutiny as questions have arisen over the agency&#39;s ability to oversee Hyrdraulic Fracturing, should the process of extracting natural gas from shale be legalized in the state. In the eyes of environmental activisits, the leadership of the DEC is strong and solid... Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.</p><p></p> Mon, 13 Aug 2012 20:32:15 +0000 Dave Lucas 45455 at http://wamc.org Environmentalists Support DEC Commissioner Joe Martens NY Official: No Date Yet for Fracking Update http://wamc.org/post/ny-official-no-date-yet-fracking-update <p>Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens says there&#39;s no timeline for a decision on whether fracking of shale gas wells will be allowed in New York state, but the review will likely continue through the summer. More from WAMC&#39;s Dave Lucas...</p><p>Speaking Thursday at the annual Spring Environment Conference held by the Business Council in Albany, Martens says the agency doesn&#39;t have a specific date yet for an update on the environmental review and proposed regulations for high-volume hydraulic fracturing of shale gas wells.</p> Fri, 20 Apr 2012 12:01:36 +0000 Dave Lucas 37239 at http://wamc.org NY Official: No Date Yet for Fracking Update