New York News
12:21 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

NY Awaits High Court Ruling On Local Fracking Bans

Flashback to 2012: Hein Vs. Brine : County Exec Takes Stand Against Waste Fracking Fluid
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As New York awaits a decision from the state’s highest court on whether communities have the right to use local zoning laws to ban the use of land for oil and gas activities, several local governments in many states are regulating hydraulic fracturing.  Experts from affected states recently briefed reporters on the growing trend of community control over fracking.

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12:59 pm
Wed May 14, 2014

Democrats Introduce Fracking Waste Bills

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A trio of Democrats in the New York State Senate are introducing legislation that would ban the use of hydraulic fracturing waste products.

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New York News
12:35 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

Bowermaster Turns Fracking Focus From Cuomo To Obama

The filmmaker behind the anti-fracking project Dear Governor Cuomo is now working on a follow-up entitled Dear President Obama. Jon Bowermaster has a long and varied career as a filmmaker and author whose latest work includes Antarctica: 3D On The Edge. Bowermaster will provide an update on his projects when he speaks Tuesday at the Adirondack Mountain Club's annual banquet in Guilderland.

US News
4:25 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

EPA Seeks Comment On Fracking Chemicals Disclosure

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is seeking public comment on ways to disclose information about the chemicals used in the oil and gas drilling process known as fracking.

The EPA says in a Friday release that it is also seeking input on incentives and programs that could help develop safer fracking chemicals.

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New York News
6:37 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

Even On Earth Day: NY Fracking Debate Rages On

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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.

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.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Resolutions To Bar Fracking And Associated Waste Materials Considered

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Clinton County legislators and councilors in the city of Plattsburgh are poised to limit hydraulic fracturing, the divisive gas drilling process, and associated materials in the area.

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New York News
12:08 pm
Tue February 18, 2014

More Fracking Pro And Con - The Battle Rages On

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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.  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.

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New York News
12:06 pm
Tue February 4, 2014

Few Details Forthcoming On Fracking Health Review

Dr. Nirav Shah, the New York State Health Commissioner

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s health commissioner was questioned by lawmakers at a budget hearing about his ongoing review of the health effects of hydrofracking.  But Dr. Nirav Shah provided few details on Monday.

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New York News
6:06 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

Cuomo Rep Says Fracking Delay Will Continue

DEC Commissioner Joe Martens testifies in Albany
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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Thu January 23, 2014

1/23/14 Panel

    Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus, Ira Fusfeld.

Topics include:
Cuomo Pre K
NSA Panel
Fracking in National Forest
Yankees Money