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By Julia Reischel on Friday, Jul. 1, 2011 - 8:54 am
Right on time for its July 1 deadline, the New York Department of Environmental Conservation will be releasing its recommendations for the statewide regulation of hydraulic fracturing today. There will be a big press conference (viewable via webcast) at... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Jun. 30, 2011 - 11:34 am
Photo provided by CDOG/ Video shot by Jessica Vecchione. On Saturday, scores of people gathered on the Shavertown Bridge that crosses the Pepacton Reservoir in Delaware County to protest the controversial practice of hydraulic... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Jun. 27, 2011 - 3:12 pm
The national debate over hydraulic fracturing and the future of shale gas in America's energy future is getting hotter all the time. The good news: Investigators from well-respected institutions dedicated to ferreting out facts are taking a close look at... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Jun. 24, 2011 - 9:25 am
Legislation about hydraulic fracturing isn't even on the table during these last few hours of the New York State Legislature's manic session. Legislators meeting late last night and re-adjourning today will consider a "Big Ugly" bill that tackles issues... 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 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 Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Jun. 7, 2011 - 8:44 am
The New York State Assembly voted 91 to 46 yesterday to pass a bill that would ban the state from issuing any permits for hydraulic fracturing until June 1, 2012, the Albany Times Union reports: Arguing that the state needs more time to assess the... Read more


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