Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been holding off on a final decision about the future of hydrofracking for natural gas in the state, but the question has already sparked two appeals court battles.
A section of Ozone Park near a now-closed industrial site – currently a Superfund site – is slated to be cleaned, nearly half a decade after discussions into the process to clear out toxic chemicals at the location.
The Town of Avon’s moratorium on fracking has withstood a legal challenge by a gas drilling company.
Opposition to natural-gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale is growing in New York as Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration weighs whether to allow large-scale hydraulic fracturing in the state, a new poll released Wednesday found.
New York City Council members ripped into a Department of Education official Tuesday, criticizing a 10-year plan to clean up PCBs, which may be leaking from faulty light fixtures, in about 800 city schools.
They’ve gotten the green light — so long as developers of housing along the toxic Gowanus can keep out the bright-green canal water.
Reducing carbon dioxide emissions is the best way to slow global climate change and sea level rise. Through this action, we may delay the negative impacts of global climate change, which may give coastal communities a longer period to respond and adapt to our changing environment.
This cautionary tale is relevant to one of the most important decisions confronting New York State in our time: whether to permit the construction of tens of thousands of new high-volume hydrofracking gas wells across the southern half of our state.
Michael Kilpatrick, co-owner of Kilpatrick Family Farms, says the appearance of a new genetically modified plant in one of the consumer seed catalogs he receives each year signals that the controversy over genetically engineered plants is going to grow.
In February, state Health Commissioner Nirav Shah signaled he would soon complete his review of hydraulic fracturing and shale-gas drilling. The month that followed has served as a microcosm of the 4-1/2-year debate over fracking in New York: Lots of talk, little movement.
I am proud that our state and our governor have demonstrated independence from the oil and gas industry. Indeed, on March 6, the New York State Assembly voted to approve a two-year ban on hydrofracking with the support of local Assembly members.
Norse Energy Corporation is hoping to overturn a 2012 decision that upheld the Town of Dryden’s hydraulic fracturing ban.
Governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday criticized the strategy employed by groups who favor hydraulic fracturing, saying their lobbyists should spend more time educating the public and less time focused on “hallway chatter.”
General Electric Co. will study an expansion of its PCB cleanup of the Hudson River, in order to cooperate with state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, but continues to oppose such work as unnecessary.
A report to the state Department of Environmental Conservation says the Beacon Terminal site poses no significant threat to public health or the environment, but recommends contamination on the site be remediated.
A few dozen landowners and businesses in Sullivan County with about 7,900 acres leased for gas drilling are waiting in regulatory limbo. It's a wait that could extend at least another two years, if the state Senate joins the Assembly, which voted for a two year moratorium on fracking.
Water, water, everywhere... Is there really that much? Everyday we're swamped with stories about hydrofracking and widespread concerns that the process is unsafe and a potential threat to our environment. How much water does fracking actually use?
New York needs to be diligent where Pennsylvania has been careless. Now that Gov. Andrew Cuomo has stopped the clock on hydraulic fracturing in order to give his health commissioner more time to study its potential problems, medical professionals in other states where fracking has arrived have a chance to weigh in.
Three monitoring wells will be drilled to determine whether a plume of contamination is expanding from American Cleaners at 734 Ulster Ave., the Ulster Town Board has decided.
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