marcellus shale

WAMC News
9:47 pm
Thu March 19, 2015

Judge Rules Shale Gas Pipeline Can Proceed

A federal judge says backers of a 124-mile pipeline designed to ferry cheap Marcellus Shale natural gas to New York can build across seven northeastern Pennsylvania properties whose owners had not agreed to it.

U.S. District Judge Malachy Mannion ruled this week the Constitution Pipeline had the necessary permits from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and that it serves the public interest.

The Judge pointed out Susquehanna County landowners stood be compensated by the pipeline's owners. Some defendants never responded to lawsuits seeking access to their land.

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New York News
3:29 pm
Mon March 2, 2015

15 Upstate NY Towns Consider Seceding To PA

One of the many placards that appeared during the time New York couldn't make up its mind about fracking.

Angered over the state’s ban on hydraulic fracturing, some towns in New York's Southern Tier have raised the idea of seceding to Pennsylvania. The local municipalities' "wishful thinking" has attracted national attention.

Beneath New York's economically distressed Southern Tier: the same gas-rich Marcellus Shale formation that has allowed Pennsylvania and other states to cash in on the fracking boom. In December, after years "on hold," the Cuomo administration finally addressed hydraulic fracturing, banning it based on potential health risks and "overstated" economic benefits.

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New York News
4:00 pm
Mon February 9, 2015

Activists: NY A Dump For Fracking Waste

Credit EANY

A new report examines the possibility and practice of potentially radioactive out-of-state fracking waste getting dumped in New York despite Governor Cuomo’s ongoing implementation of a ban on high-volume hydraulic fracturing.

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WAMC News
6:24 pm
Thu December 4, 2014

FERC OK's Shale Gas Line To New York, New England

Credit http://www.kindermorgan.com/business/gas_pipelines/east/neenergydirect/projectmap.pdf

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.

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New York News
11:01 am
Sun July 7, 2013

Fervent Foes Devote Their Lives To Fracking Fight

Credit WAMC News

VESTAL, N.Y. (AP) — Big energy companies have been trying for five years to tap the riches of the Marcellus Shale in southern New York. They promise thousands of jobs, economic salvation and an abundant, clean-burning source of fuel.

But for all its political and financial clout, the industry hasn't been able to get its foot in the door. One reason: Folks like Sue Rapp and Vera Scroggins are in the way.

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The Roundtable
9:09 am
Mon August 27, 2012

Question of the Day - Fracking?

Anti-fracking coalition plans big rally in Albany - story from The Times Union.

Bill McKibben and Josh Fox were in studio today and taking listener calls.

What do you think New York's policy on shale gas drilling and hydraulic fracturing should be?

New York News
8:01 am
Tue April 17, 2012

Historic Preservation Group Joins Fracking Debate

A historic preservation group is weighing in on hydro fracking for the first time, and they don't like what they say they’ve been learning about the gas drilling process. They say it would change the nature of the landscape from rural to industrial and would detract from heritage tourism in the Marcellus shale region.  Capitol Correspondent Karen DeWitt reports…

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