Environmentalists are celebrating after Governor Andrew Cuomo says there will be no hydrofracking in New York for now, citing inconclusive scientific evidence on the health effects of the gas drilling process.
Health professionals and scientists are out with two new independent summations of the risks and harms of shale gas development and hydraulic fracturing. The two documents were formally released Thursday at the Legislative Office Building in downtown Albany.
Federal energy regulators have approved a $700 million pipeline project designed to ferry cheap Marcellus Shale natural gas from Pennsylvania into high-priced markets in New England and New York. The 124-mile Constitution Pipeline could be operational by next winter.
As Election Day draws nearer, polls show the Green Party candidate for governor of New York with higher-than-expected support. Today, Howie Hawkins discussed hydrofracking and the Common Core.
The Green Party's Howie Hawkins spoke to reporters at length about one the key planks of his political platform: making sure hyrdrofracking never sees light of day in New York. "Astorino's obviously for it. Cuomo's sittin' on the fence, waiting for the election to be over."
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has made some of his most extensive comments on the controversial topic of hydrofracking to date. But the governor says he’s still studying the matter and won’t make a decision before Election Day.
A Yale University study has found people living within the shadows of natural gas wells and hydrofracking pads exhibit higher instances of health problems. The study of Pennsylvania residents comes days after New York Governor Andrew Cuomo promised to visit a gas drilling site in the Keystone State.
The Yale study of people in southwestern Pennsylvania found a greater prevalence of health symptoms reported among residents living close to natural gas wells, including those drilled via hydraulic fracturing.