Residents of the town of Sanford and their attorney ended a lawsuit against the town claiming victory. The town board issued a 'gag order' on public comment on hydraulic fracturing last September.
Conservationists urged Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Monday to join thousands of citizens who have shown their support for a new Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River management plan over the past several months.
In a move designed to protect southern Queens against future storms and improve the eco-system of Jamaica Bay, the state is giving local groups $645,000 to help rebuild 28 acres of salt marshes.
A coalition of farmers and foodies are urging Governor Cuomo to ban hydraulic fracturing in New York State right away. Groups across the state are expected to meet throughout the week to alert the public to the risks they believe fracking poses to the state’s agricultural viability.
Can New York town governments, using their long-standing land use planning and zoning authority, ban gas drilling (hydrofracking) in their jurisdictions? The towns of Dryden and Middlefield say yes. Gas drillers and landowners say no.
An environmental study has been delayed at a pre-Civil War gas manufacturing plant in Elmira that has been identified for possible cleanup in the state Superfund program. But the late start shouldn't delay the resulting report, a NYSEG spokesman said.
Oneida County has reduced its number of children with the highest levels of lead poisoning by 72 percent since 2006. Despite the strides, however, the county still has the worst lead poisoning problem in the state, including New York City — 29 children per 1,000 tested.
A foul smell prompted the removal of a light ballast containing PCBs at PS 32 in Great Kills Thursday -- but no liquid leaked from the fixture, according to the city Department of Education.
Time is ticking on many of the hydrofracking moratoriums put in place by about two dozen communities in New York's Herkimer and Oneida counties.
Governor Cuomo's health commissioner is expected to release a health report on hydraulic fracturing soon, at least according to a timetable announced in late February. But the Cuomo Administration has already missed several deadlines on fracking.
An industrial repair and services company is asking a state tax break program to help subsidize a pollution clean-up at its Maplewood plant.
In what can only be described as a heated and lively discussion, members of Community Board 9 in Queens grilled representatives from the company hired to remove contaminated soil in Ozone Park.
The Oneida County Board of Legislators has approved a measure that prohibits the natural gas mining process known as hydrofracking on county-owned land until the impacts are better understood.
Several of the region's most noteworthy politicians have offered support in the fight against hydraulic fracturing, a controversial gas mining technique known to pollute water supplies.
A set of guidelines for monitoring well water was approved Tuesday by the Wyoming County Board of Supervisors. The guidelines have been established in the event high-volume natural gas “fracking” projects show interest in the county.
The geologist who first discovered the immense amounts of natural gas in the Marcellus shale said it before and he'll say it again. The gas beneath Sullivan County is not worth drilling.
The number of kids with dangerous levels of lead in their blood hasn't declined much in the past decade, as the government has remained focused on managing lead-based paint. Now researchers argue that more attention to contaminated soil is needed to prevent lead poisoning.
Federal grants designated to conduct site contamination studies at several properties within the city were approved by the Auburn City Council Thursday after a delay caused by questions about the post-grant future of those properties.
Farmers are praising New York state's latest strategy to regulate pesticides, but environmental groups ripped the plan, claiming it doesn't do enough to keep chemicals out of Long Island's groundwater.
The $6.5 million final phase of cleanup work on parts of a Niagara Mohawk Power Corp. Superfund site will be getting under way soon, according to the federal Environmental Protection Agency.
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