hydraulic fracturing

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
12:28 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

New York: Shale Fail

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The future of hydrofracking in New York State, which has been on hold under a de facto moratorium for almost seven years, may be on shakier ground than ever.

New York’s hydrofracking debate has been under national scrutiny for some time. Those who favor it say fracking will boost rural economies and help communities grow and prosper. Those against sound the alarm that the process will inflict ecological and environmental damage.

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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
6:36 pm
Mon December 2, 2013

Fracking Debate Goes On

A recent Quinnipiac Poll shows New Yorkers are opposed to hydraulic fracturing, as arguments for and against the controversial gas drilling practice continue.

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Hudson Valley News
5:37 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Two HV Congressmen Vote The Same On A Fracking Bill

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Two New York congressmen from the Hudson Valley voted against legislation that would prohibit federal oversight of fracking.

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The Roundtable
11:32 am
Thu November 7, 2013

"The Frackers" By Gregory Zuckerman

    In his new book, The Frackers, journalist Gregory Zuckerman tells us the back-story. Far from the limelight, Aubrey McClendon, 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.

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.

New York News
6:06 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

Lawsuit Filed As One-Year Anniversary Of Fracking Health Study Nears

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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.

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WAMC News
7:55 am
Tue August 13, 2013

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

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.

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New York News
4:57 pm
Fri June 28, 2013

Duke Study Links Hydrofracking To Water Contamination

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A new Duke University study 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.

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.

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New York News
1:00 pm
Tue June 11, 2013

New Data: Fracking Helped Boost U.S. Energy Reserves

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.

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