Environmental groups and residents are trying to stop a project that they believe will make Albany a key hub in the transport of heavy crude oil from western Canada's tar sands to refineries on the East Coast.
Over the past two years, the Port of Albany has become a major shipping point for highly explosive crude oil from North Dakota's Bakken Shale region. Hundreds of tanker cars arrive daily from the north and west on Canadian Pacific and CSX rail lines.
A landowners' group is challenging the state's delay in finishing its environmental analysis on the potential impact of drilling for natural gas through hydraulic fracturing in New York.
The suit was filed on behalf of the Joint Landowners Coalition of New York claiming 70,000 members and owners of two Broome County properties. One had and one was seeking a drilling permit, both blocked from proceeding.
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is proposing new regulations to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species. The new rules are welcome, but lake defenders say they don’t go far enough.
Groups dedicated to keeping fracking out of New York want the Department of Environmental Conservation to withdraw its proposed regulations for liquefied natural gas facilities, citing safety concerns and other issues.
New Yorkers Against Fracking has chartered buses to bring protesters to Albany today for DEC's public hearing on the regulations, which would end a 40-year moratorium on new LNG storage and fueling facilities.
The state hasn't allowed the facilities since a 1973 explosion at an LNG storage facility killed 40 workers in Staten Island.
An environmental committee and subcommittee of the New York State Assembly are holding public hearing Friday morning in Albany. The purpose is to assess the budget’s impact on the Department of Environmental Conservation and the need for a new Environmental Bond Act.
New York conservation officials say their ban on importing, selling or possessing bighead carp is now in effect statewide, including downstate areas that had an exception.
The Department of Environmental Conservation says the state prohibition against the invasive species now extends to all of New York City and Westchester County, where they previously could be sold at live markets as long as they were killed before being taken by a customer.
That follows a federal ban on its interstate transportation.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says he'll make a decision on whether to allow shale gas fracking before the 2014 election.
Cuomo says he's waiting for his state health commissioner, Dr. Nirav Shah, to report on his own health review. The Democratic governor told the editorial board at the Post-Standard in Syracuse on Wednesday that he had expected Shah's review to be finished by now, but it should be done in the next several weeks.
NEWBURGH – The environmental remediation of the DuPont-Stauffer state Superfund site at 750 South Street in Newburgh is going to begin within the next few months, the state Department of Environmental Conservation announced.
GOSHEN – The Orange County Democratic Alliance has released a report documenting some 40 toxic sites in the county, many of which have been on the state Department of Environmental Conservation’s cleanup list for years and have yet to be remediated.