By WP Newsroom on Thursday, Apr. 8, 2010 - 1:31 pm
DC Bureau, a nonprofit investigative news outlet, reports that Congressman Maurice Hinchey is denying knowledge of his wife's recent work on behalf of a Texas landmen's organization. For at least two years of their marriage, Hinchey’s wife, Allison Lee,... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Apr. 7, 2010 - 10:24 pm
Nonprofit investigative news outlet ProPublica, whose reporter Abraham Lustgarten has been writing exclusively about the risks of horizontal natural gas drilling since 2008, has a new gas story today. At hand: the EPA's upcoming two-year study of the... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Apr. 1, 2010 - 2:03 pm
Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's office isn't the most press-friendly shop in town, even for New York state government. When the Watershed Post was reporting on their recent actions against hospitals in the NYC watershed, I wasn't able to get a comment... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Tuesday, Mar. 30, 2010 - 2:27 pm
The good people of Cooperstown are hungry for information about fracking. There were two separate gas drilling meetings held last week: one on Tuesday, and another on Friday. Tuesday's was pretty popular, according to the Daily Star: A forum on drilling... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Monday, Mar. 29, 2010 - 4:26 pm
The New York Times and the Gannett newspaper chain weighed in yesterday on fracking and federal oversight. From the NYT editorial: It’s important to enlarge the nation’s supply of natural gas, a relatively clean fuel. But where public health is an issue... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Saturday, Mar. 27, 2010 - 11:06 pm
Rape. Property owners in Sullivan County, NY and everywhere have an absolute right to decide how to use their land. This is America. When your rights and choices impact someone else who did not consent, received no compensation, and given the option,... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Mar. 26, 2010 - 1:15 pm
The Daily Star was onhand last night to watch a Lake Otsego conservationist debate a drilling consultant about the science of fracking. Win McIntyre, the "watershed coordinator" for the Otsego Lake Watershed Supervisory Committee, went first before the... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Wednesday, Mar. 24, 2010 - 1:13 pm
Chesapeake Energy, one of the major players in the rush to prospect for New York State's natural gas in the Marcellus Shale, recently made a big hire that's raising some eyebrows among conservationists: Paul Hartman, a former employee of The Nature... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Friday, Mar. 19, 2010 - 10:02 am
The EPA announced yesterday that the agency will conduct a two-year, $1.9 million, peer-reviewed study of the effects of horizontal natural gas drilling on drinking water. Bring it on, gas companies say--but the Philadelphia Inquirer reports that shares... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Wednesday, Mar. 17, 2010 - 10:06 pm
City councilors in the Northern New York city of Watertown are considering stepping in to prevent a local wastewater treatment plant from accepting hydrofracking fluid, the Watertown Daily Times reports. "My feeling all along is that this is a parochial... Read more


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