By Lissa Harris on Friday, Apr. 23, 2010 - 11:21 am
This just in: The DEC has declared that their draft regulations on natural-gas drilling don't apply to New York City's watershed. (Or, for that matter, Syracuse's Skaneateles Lake watershed, also among a handful of water systems in the nation allowed by... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Apr. 22, 2010 - 4:30 pm
While battles rage over Marcellus shale gas drilling, Cornell scientist Robert Howarth has quietly released a report that could change everything. His surprising claim: Natural gas has a far greater carbon footprint than oil, and could even be more... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Tuesday, Apr. 20, 2010 - 11:54 pm
That's what a tipster claims over at Breathing Is Political: I had a customer inform me two days ago that the home equity loan they were obtaining in order to purchase a small investment piece near them was turned down by GMAC because their home property... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Apr. 19, 2010 - 11:19 am
Many New Yorkers are looking to halt the march of natural-gas drilling in their vast watershed. Manhattan borough president Scott Stringer has the support of dozens of NYC organizations for his "Kill the Drill" campaign. Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Friday, Apr. 16, 2010 - 11:34 am
Looks like staff shortages at the DEC are delaying the completion of a review of the agency's plans for Marcellus shale gas drilling until at least late summer right in the middle of campaign season. From the Ithaca Journal: "As with every agency, we are... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Apr. 15, 2010 - 4:56 pm
The Nom Nom Good food co-op in Cooperstown wants a label to reflect that their food is farmed on land that has not been leased for gas drilling. I am looking for a symbol to put on our advertising to show that we do not support gas drilling, or more... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Tuesday, Apr. 13, 2010 - 9:14 pm
Looks like GOP hopeful Steve Levy wants to make it a campaign issue: “The folks up here in this region I see like the potential of economic development and they are going to monitor this because this is their drinking water and lake systems. We've got to... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Tuesday, Apr. 13, 2010 - 4:21 pm
Another fracking movie, this one called "Gas Odyssey," makes its worldwide debut this week in Binghamton. (See our calendar listing for details.) From the trailer, which is sadly impossible to embed, it looks like the film explores why the people of... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Tuesday, Apr. 13, 2010 - 11:03 am
Josh Fox's documentary about the hazards of natural gas drilling is gearing up for a screening tour this summer, and looking for an intern to help. The Director of Gasland (winner Sundance Special Jury Prize 2010) is looking for a talented and motivated... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Monday, Apr. 12, 2010 - 11:15 pm
A slide from a presentation by James Richenderfer, of the Susquehanna River Basin Commission, showing the number of "high value" trout streams in the Marcellus Shale. Academics, consultants, and executives from Shell agreed at a government-sponsored... Read more


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