By CDOG on Wednesday, Jun. 22, 2011 - 1:22 pm
By Julia Reischel on Monday, Jun. 20, 2011 - 9:22 am
The current legislative session is wrapping up in Albany this week, and the fate of four anti-hydraulic-fracturing bills is up in the air.  Three bills, including a year-long moratorium on fracking, may quietly die as higher-profile legislation,... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Jun. 16, 2011 - 3:29 pm
The boards of the Otsego County towns of Springfield and Middlefield both voted this week to ban gas drilling and heavy industry within town borders. From today's Daily Star: The Springfield Town Board unanimously adopted a local law Monday night that... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Thursday, Jun. 16, 2011 - 11:56 am
The latest from the Watershed Post's mailbag. For more Letters to the Editor, click here. To The Editor, A majority of Delaware County Supervisors have stated that they are in favor of Fracking for Natural Gas. In my local area, these include the... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Jun. 8, 2011 - 5:13 pm
The Oneonta Common Council voted yesterday to ban gas drilling within city limits, with little opposition. From today's Daily Star: The vote was not unanimous. With Third Ward Alderman Erik Miller absent, Seventh Ward Alderman Liz Shannon abstained. After... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Jun. 7, 2011 - 11:45 am
Photo of crowd outside last week's DRBC hearing in Deposit by Lillian Browne. On Wednesday, June 1, the Delaware River Basin Commission held a public hearing in Deposit to discuss whether or not the agency should grant XTO Energy a permit to withdraw... Read more
By wateradmin on Sunday, Jun. 5, 2011 - 9:08 am
  New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman takes on the DRBC in federal court. "Potshots," by Bovina artist Gary Mayer, runs every Sunday. You can see Gary's collected Sunday cartoons by clicking here. To see Gary's artwork in person, check out... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Jun. 2, 2011 - 9:01 am
Yesterday's Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) hearing at Deposit High School was packed, according to the Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin. The topic under discussion was XTO Energy's request to withdraw water from Broome County's Oquaga Creek to... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, May. 31, 2011 - 7:44 pm
Remember when New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman threatened back in April to sue the federal government over hydraulic fracturing? He meant it. The New York Daily News Daily Politics blog has posted the complaint that Schneiderman filed today... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, May. 25, 2011 - 3:24 pm
View Larger Map Above: The approximate location of the area XTO Energy is seeking to take water from, in the town of Sanford, Broome County. From Google Maps. As we reported earlier this month, the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) is weighing... Read more


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