By Julia Reischel on Friday, May. 13, 2011 - 2:05 pm
According to a post by Adrian Kuzminski of Sustainable Otsego and the Daily Star, the town of Otsego decided on Wednesday to ban hydraulic fracking within its borders. From a post on the Sustainable Otsego website: It is the first rural town in New York... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, May. 11, 2011 - 8:11 pm
Yesterday, we reported that the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) was considering granting a permit to ExxonMobil subsidiary XTO Energy to withdraw water for hydraulic fracturing from a trout stream in Broome County. According to a press release from... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, May. 11, 2011 - 12:36 pm
This week's Friday the 13th is going to be unlucky for gas companies if Brewery Ommegang has any say in the matter. The brewery, which announced last year that is opposed hydraulic fracturing development in New York, is throwing a "Concert to Fight... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, May. 10, 2011 - 2:37 pm
We'll find out tomorrow whether the Delaware River Basin Commission will allow water from the Oquaga Creek, a trout stream that drains into the West Branch of the Delaware River, to be used in hydraulic fracturing projects in Delaware and Broome counties... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, May. 10, 2011 - 11:50 am
Still from the movie "Gasland." A team of scientists at Duke University published a paper yesterday which should make Gasland director Josh Fox very happy: It provides peer-reviewed, prestigiously-published scientific evidence that hydraulic fracturing... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, May. 5, 2011 - 9:06 am
Thanks to a certain major worldwide news event, Monday's rally in Albany calling for a ban on hydraulic fracturing in New York state didn't get that much press. WGXC attended the rally, which attracted about 300 anti-fracking protesters and featured... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, May. 4, 2011 - 11:59 pm
Illustration and caption of gas drilling infrastructure from the DEC's draft "Strategic Plan for State Forest Management," August 27, 2010. The Croton Watershed Clean Water Coalition is suing the state Department of Environmental Conservation in an... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Sunday, Apr. 24, 2011 - 9:16 am
"Potshots," by Bovina artist Gary Mayer, runs every Sunday. You can see Gary's collected Sunday cartoons by clicking here. For some context for this week's cartoon, click here. Mayer is an artist who's lived in Bovina for the past seven years.... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Apr. 19, 2011 - 4:23 pm
Politicians say the weirdest things. From today's Times Herald-Record: In Sullivan County, Highland's town board recently passed a couple of resolutions calling on New York State to allow more local control over gas drilling. (Such resolutions don't have... Read more


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