Browsing All posts tagged under »Hydraulic Fracturing«

Gas-drilling fans, foes weigh in on NY rules

January 10, 2012 by


ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) – Supporters and opponents of natural gas drilling using hydraulic fracturing are making a last-minute effort to voice their positions as the comment period on the state’s environmental impact review and proposed regulations comes to a close. Opponents say they’ll deliver thousands of comments to the Department of Environmental Conservation on Tuesday, […]

CDC scientist: tests needed on gas drilling impact

January 4, 2012 by


     PITTSBURGH (AP) – One of the government’s top scientists says much more research is needed to determine the possible impacts of shale gas drilling on human health and the environment. Dr. Christopher Portier of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says studies should include all the ways people can be exposed, such […]

State comptroller calls for fracking cleanup fund

December 30, 2011 by


Matt Richmond, BINGHAMTON In a letter to the Department of Environmental Conservation, state comptroller Tom DiNapoli renewed his call for a drilling fee to pay for any accidents caused by natural gas drilling. The Innovation Trail’s Matt Richmond reports: The drilling fee would go into a Natural Gas Damage Recovery Fund. DiNapoli says having the […]

Future of fracking in 2012

December 29, 2011 by


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


     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


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


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. […]


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