By Lissa Harris on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014 - 2:37 pm
Above: Inge Grafe-Kieklak, plaintiff in a recent lawsuit challenging a Sidney town moratorium on gas drilling, demonstrates at a pro-drilling rally in Albany on Oct. 15, 2012. Grafe-Kieklak's sign, written in her native German, translates: "Gov. Cuomo,... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, May. 10, 2012 - 3:00 pm
The Ulster County town of Olive has a new law on the books: A one-year moratorium on all gas drilling activity, including the transportation of fracking waste, within town borders. The law was approved unanimously by the town board at their regular... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Apr. 27, 2012 - 12:39 pm
A screenshot from a Gannett interactive map of New York State towns that have passed bans or moratoria on hydraulic fracturing. To use the map and see further detail, click this link. On Thursday, April 27, Bethel's town board unanimously passed a law... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Apr. 10, 2012 - 11:51 pm
Gas drillers aren't exactly clamoring to set up rigs in the Ulster County town of Olive, well north and east of the more gas-rich parts of the Marcellus Shale in New York State. But town officials are worried enough about the prospect of hydraulic... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Feb. 13, 2012 - 12:29 pm
Above: A video of a public hearing held in Sidney on Feb. 9, regarding a proposed moratorium on gas drilling and heavy industry in the town. The meeting went on nearly four hours, and, according to attendees, drew over 100 people from the town of Sidney... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012 - 12:03 pm
  The Delaware County town of Sidney will hold a public hearing on the town's proposed moratorium on gas drilling and heavy industry tonight (February 9) at 7pm, at the Sidney Civic Center on 21 Liberty Street. Gas drilling has been a contentious issue... Read more
By Andrea Girolamo on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011 - 1:42 pm
According to the Daily Star, the Andes Town Board has passed a temporary, six-month moratorium on heavy industry, which includes hydraulic fracturing for natural gas, at its regular meeting, held on November 10. Although the state's draft regulations on... Read more
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 Julia Reischel on Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010 - 8:38 am
"Potshots," by Bovina artist Gary Mayer, runs every Sunday. You can see Gary's collected Sunday cartoons by clicking here. For some context on this week's cartoon, click here. Mayer is an artist who's lived in Bovina for the past seven years. Originally... Read more
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