By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011 - 10:07 am
Today (November 29), Sullivan County Community College in Loch Sheldrake hosts the third in a series of four hearings on proposed gas drilling regulations held by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). Two similar hearings have... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Nov. 11, 2011 - 11:52 am
By Julia Reischel on Monday, Oct. 17, 2011 - 12:47 pm
Last Thursday, October 13, the Sidney Town Board voted to grant the Leatherstocking Gas Company a public franchise agreement, which will allow it to build a natural gas pipeline through Sidney, Coventry, and Bainbridge. According to a video of the... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011 - 10:24 am
Above: A lecture on the dangers of fracking organized by Friends of Sustainable Sidney on Tuesday at the Greater Maywood Rural Community Services Community Center.  A group called Friends of Sustainable Sidney is hoping that tonight's Sidney Town Board... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011 - 11:54 am
A lawn sign opposing fracking from Otsego2000. Photo by Flickr user Bosc d'Anjou. This week on the Watershed Post Half-Hour News Hour, we talk with David Merzig, a municipal lawyer for several upstate towns who has been working on local bans on gas... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Sep. 30, 2011 - 9:50 am
Above: Locations of upcoming public hearings on the DEC's new draft gas drilling regulations.   On Wednesday, September 28, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation riled environmental and anti-driling groups by issuing drafts of... Read more
By Lillian Browne on Friday, Sep. 16, 2011 - 10:27 am
The Upper Delaware Scenic Byway, from the UDSB website. A proposal by the Board of Directors of the Upper Delaware Scenic Byway (UDSB) to ban "non-traditional" industrial traffic along the byway is ruffling feathers in the town and village of Hancock in... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Sep. 7, 2011 - 5:03 pm
The New York Department of Environmental Conservaton has released its long-awaited version of the Draft Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement (SGEIS) on hydraulic fracturing today. The state is accepting comments on it until December 12.... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Aug. 22, 2011 - 8:46 pm
Video clip: Andes resident Laurie McIntosh (a.k.a. Story Laurie) delivers her testimony in song, at a public forum on gas drilling last Friday. On the evening of Friday, August 19, over 100 people crammed into the Andes Central School auditorium to air... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011 - 12:08 pm
On Friday, August 19, the citizens of Andes will have the chance to weigh in on the controversial issue of hydraulic fracturing, at a town-sponsored public forum on the issue. The forum will be held at 7pm at the Andes Central School. USGS hydrogeologist... Read more


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