By Lissa Harris on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010 - 11:05 am
The Evening Sun reports that a Chenango County board of supervisors meeting this week got unusually feisty on the topic of natural-gas hydrofracking. Supervisor Ross Iannello kicked off the discussion about local exploration and drilling by asking for... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Feb. 5, 2010 - 12:30 pm
Not all of the social costs (or, as the economists like to say, "negative externalities") of horizontal natural-gas drilling are related to the actual fracking process. For instance: wear and tear on rural roads from dramatic increases in heavy truck... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010 - 9:05 pm
The AP has a really good story on horizontal natural-gas drilling that's been making the rounds of many newspapers, both in and out of the Marcellus Shale. Explained: why "fracking" creates more waste than conventional techniques, why getting rid of the... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010 - 8:16 pm
By WP Newsroom on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010 - 7:44 pm
Un-Natural Gas reports that Calvin Tillman, mayor of DISH, Texas, is visiting Delaware County later this month to talk about the problems his town has had with natural gas drilling. DISH  hosts eleven massive natural gas compressors, four metering... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010 - 10:49 am
The Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin reports that pro- and anti-gas-drilling groups in the area sat down over breakfast recently to talk about what they have in common when they're not hurling nasty epithets at one another. Dan Fitzsimmons, chairman of... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Monday, Feb. 1, 2010 - 2:52 pm
Interest in the Marcellus Shale is heating up at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which just launched a tipline where New Yorkers can report sightings of illegal gas and oil drilling. The agency is asking residents of Pennsylvania, Maryland, New... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010 - 2:18 pm
Flanked by local officials at the offices of the Catskill Watershed Corporation, State Senator John Bonacic and Assemblyman Clifford Crouch call on Attorney General Andrew Cuomo to fire watershed inspector general Philip Bein. (Left to right: Hamden... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010 - 2:43 pm
A Gerson Lehrman Group analyst says Congress is likely to hold off on passing legislation to regulate hydrofracking: The EPA has delayed a study of fracking's effect on drinking water that the Congress ordered last year because the study has not been... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010 - 6:45 pm
Reuters reports that a group of shareholders, worried about the environmental damage from drilling in the Marcellus Shale, is pressuring gas companies for greater transparency and more safety assurances. The shareholder proposal campaign, aimed at 12... Read more


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