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Future of fracking in 2012

December 29, 2011 by

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Karen DeWitt, ALBANY One of the biggest and most controversial issues facing New York in the New Year is hydrofracking.  Governor Cuomo’s environmental department is conducting a review process and is likely to begin issuing permits sometime in 2012. Karen DeWitt reports from Albany:  Earlier in the year, it seemed that the Cuomo administration was […]

Feds: Pay attention to drilling in Pa., elsewhere

December 7, 2011 by

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     PITTSBURGH (AP) – A federal panel studying natural gas drilling taking place in Pennsylvania and other states warns the industry and the government need to do more to address environmental concerns. The panel was convened by Energy Secretary Steven Chu at the request of President Barack Obama. It issued its final report Nov. 18. […]

Martens: DEC may allow hydrofracking as early as spring 2012

December 7, 2011 by

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Marie Cusick, SCHENECTADY New York’s top environmental regulator, Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens, says his agency will likely finish its review of hydrofracking late next spring. That means drilling permits for fracking could quickly follow. That’s a faster timeline than expected. DEC officials had previously been much less specific, saying their report will […]

Tompkins County Council of Governments to offer public hearing on proposed DEC gas drilling rules

November 29, 2011 by

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The Tompkins County Council of Governments (TCCOG) will sponsor a public hearing on Thursday, December 1 to provide citizens an opportunity to comment on the draft Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement (dSGEIS) on the Oil, Gas and Solution Mining and regulations that will govern high-volume hydraulic fracturing. The hearing will be held from 7-11 p.m. […]

DEC hearings in Oneonta, Dansville, Binghamton & Ithaca: archived audio

November 18, 2011 by

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The Department of Environmental Conservation began holding hearings on the proposed regulations that would govern natural gas drilling. New Yorkers have watched closely as fracking has unfolded in Pennsylvania and some are wary that environmental abuses could happen here–while others are eager for the economic boom drilling could bring. WSKG streamed the hearings live on the […]

Two sides clashed during Binghamton public hearings

November 18, 2011 by

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Matt Richmond, BINGHAMTON The Department of Environmental Conservation held public hearings on hydrofracking in Binghamton on Thursday. And as the Innovation Trail’s Matt Richmond reports, there is no shortage of opinion on the issue in the Southern Tier. The vast majority of those who lined up before the doors of the Forum Theater were opened and […]

Binghamton DEC hearing attended by over 1,000

November 17, 2011 by

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Matt Richmond, BINGHAMTON WSKG’s Gregory Keeler speaks with Innovation Trail reporter Matt Richmond about today’s DEC hearing, receiving public comment about the Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement, or SGEIS, which will inform the DEC’s process of regulating drilling for natural gas in New York State.

Fracking meetings let public question drillers

November 16, 2011 by

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Marie Cusick, GENEVA As New York’s Department of Environmental Conservation begins to hold public hearings about its rules to govern hydrofracking, the natural gas industry has been holding a series of meetings of its own around the state. WMHT’s Marie Cusick reports for the Innovation Trail. Geneva, N.Y. was the sixth stop in a series […]

DEC gas drilling hearings begin in Dansville

November 16, 2011 by

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Zack Seward, DANSVILLE, NY WSKG’s Gregory Keeler speaks with Innovation Trail reporter Zack Seward about today’s DEC hearing, receiving public comment about the Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement, or SGEIS, which will inform the DEC’s process of regulating drilling for natural gas in New York State. PHOTO: Zack Seward / InnovationTrail.org

DOE committee calls for increased monitoring of fracking

November 15, 2011 by

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Matt Richmond, BINGHAMTON According to the Department of Energy, shale gas now accounts for 30 percent of natural gas production in the US. To protect the environment as that gas is drilled, the federal agency issued a set of recommendations three months ago. But as the Innovation Trail’s Matt Richmond reports there’s been little response […]

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