Today's Environmental News in New York
The top environmental adviser to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and a key decision maker on whether the state accepts a controversial natural gas drilling technique is stepping down after a year.
That glazed doughnut may still pose a risk to your waistline, but it should become less damaging to global climate change under a deal announced Thursday by state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli.
The history of this state superfund site goes back to 1992 when inspectors for the DOH inspected and sampled two dry wells in the basement of the Mayflower Cleaners. When the soil was tested for chemicals, it was found that tetrachloroethylene (PCE) was present.
In a full-page ad in Albany’s Legislative Gazette, the grassroots organization Catskill Citizens for Safe Energy and the environmental law firm Community Environmental Defense Council (CEDC) call on Governor Andrew Cuomo to demonstrate leadership on hydraulic fracturing.
A top Senate Republican on Thursday said he will fight to keep a potential moratorium on hydraulic fracturing from getting a vote in the state Senate.
The state Assembly has passed legislation that would extend the moratorium on high volume hydraulic fracturing in New York for two more years and require an additional health impact assessment.
For the third year in a row, the fate of a moratorium on shale-gas drilling lies in the state Senate, where opponents of hydraulic fracturing are hopeful Democrats in the chamber can get it passed.
Assembly Democrats are expected Wednesday to pass a two-year hydrofracking moratorium, the second time in two years that the chamber has sought to block the controversial drilling practice.
If he wants to be elected president, Cuomo's legacy in New York must be as a progressive hero, not the governor who led to our state's contamination. We've never needed a true progressive leader more than now.
The effort at the Botanical Garden hasn't arrived at any conclusions yet because researchers there don't have enough data. But at Mohonk, the wildflower bloodroot, gray tree frogs and ruby-throated hummingbirds have changed their schedules.
New York City says there was no post-Sandy rat explosion. But rats are still a major complaint in several neighborhoods, as experts say New York could do more to rebuff rodents.
A statewide group of pro-drilling landowners is moving forward with a lawsuit against the state as the Department of Environmental Conservation misses a key deadline in its review of hydraulic fracturing.
The deadline for Gov. Andrew Cuomo to reach a decision on whether hydraulic fracturing will be permitted in New York has once again come and gone. The JLCNY will move forward and sue New York State because they say their rights as landowners have been taken away.
Dr. Anthony Ingraffea spoke to a packed house at Cornell University's Lake Erie Research and Extension Laboratory Tuesday. He said it was a myth that fracing is a 60-year-old practice and uses well proven technology.
The New York Department of Environmental Conservation has detected ground contamination underneath a Laurelton dry cleaner and said the potential exists for the contamination to affect the air quality inside the cleaner as well as possibly off-site.
New York missed a Feb. 13 procedural deadline, so it will be unable to issue regulations for high-volume fracking by the end of this month. As a practical matter, this means the Department of Environmental Conservation will have to scrap the work it's done and restart the process.
Binghamton Mayor Matthew T. Ryan and other opponents of natural gas drilling on Tuesday called for formal public participation and other revisions to the New York State Department of Health’s review of hydrofracking.
Fracking not only creates friction within our towns, but it's also fractured the group that represents those towns. The latest flash point is just how much power those towns have to ban the natural gas extraction method of hydraulic fracturing.
With deadlines looming over the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to decide on whether or not it will allow gas and fuel companies to utilize the controversial gas-extraction drilling technique known as hydrofracking to be permitted in New York, state Department of Health commissioner Nirav Shah said that a critical health review is going to take longer.
The great fluoride debate isn't likely to end anytime soon. A second group of fluoride opponents has surfaced in Watertown. Mothers Against Fluoride seeks to have the city stop adding fluoride to the water supply, something that's been done since 1962.
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