By Niva Dorell on Friday, Dec. 18, 2015 - 10:42 am
Above: Kenny Curry, left, toasts the first beer to be legally sipped in Neversink since 1935, along with Tim Dugan, Eureka Market owner Jennifer Grimes and Ed Sykes. Photo by Niva Dorell.  Eighty years after the town of Neversink in Sullivan County banned... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014 - 2:37 pm
Above: Inge Grafe-Kieklak, plaintiff in a recent lawsuit challenging a Sidney town moratorium on gas drilling, demonstrates at a pro-drilling rally in Albany on Oct. 15, 2012. Grafe-Kieklak's sign, written in her native German, translates: "Gov. Cuomo,... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 - 3:05 pm
Editor's note: We received the letter below from Keitha Capouya, former supervisor of the town of Meredith who was narrowly defeated in last November's election, in response to our story of Dec. 20, 2013, "Meredith bans gas drilling." In it, we reported... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Dec. 20, 2013 - 2:34 pm
Not-so-heavy industry: A Scottish Highland cow grazes in a Meredith farm field. Photo by Ulla Kjarval; republished with permission. On Thursday, Dec. 19, the town board of Meredith passed a ban on heavy industry aimed at keeping hydrofracking out of the... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013 - 12:19 pm
The Ulster County town of Olive is scheduled to vote Tuesday on a ban on gas drilling and petroleum extraction within town borders. A hearing on the proposed local law was held on Monday, February 11.  In May of 2012, the Olive town board passed a one-... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Jul. 11, 2012 - 11:37 am
On Tuesday, at their regular town meeting, the Highland town council voted 5-0 to ban natural gas drilling and exploration within town limits. Highland is now the fourth Sullivan County town to pass a local bans on gas drilling, joining Bethel, Tusten and... Read more
By chimberger on Thursday, May. 10, 2012 - 1:53 pm
By chimberger on Thursday, May. 10, 2012 - 1:51 pm
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Apr. 27, 2012 - 12:39 pm
A screenshot from a Gannett interactive map of New York State towns that have passed bans or moratoria on hydraulic fracturing. To use the map and see further detail, click this link. On Thursday, April 27, Bethel's town board unanimously passed a law... Read more
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