ALBANY — A state judge invalidated Binghamton’s two-year moratorium on natural gas drilling, marking the first time a local law that would ban or delay hydraulic fracturing in New York has been struck down. State Supreme Court Justice Ferris ...Read More »
ALBANY — A federal judge has rejected state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s lawsuit seeking to force a full environmental review before the Delaware River Basin Commission allows natural gas drilling in a watershed that provides drinking water for millions of ...
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ALBANY — An environmental group is suing the Cuomo administration over public records pertaining to the state’s communications with energy industry interests hoping to drill for shale gas in New York using the controversial method known as fracking. The Washington, ...Read More »
The town of Perinton is the latest local government to restrict hydraulic fracturing within its borders. The town board unanimously adopted an outright ban this week. Supervisor James Smith said at the heart of the debate is home rule and ...Read More »
ALBANY — With a decision expected soon on whether to allow hydraulic fracturing in New York state, natural gas pipeline operators are already looking at setting up shop and opponents are predicting environmental damage, safety problems and land seizures through ...Read More »
PITTSBURGH — Pennsylvania is proposing far-reaching changes to oil and gas drilling rules. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported Tuesday that there are more than 100 proposed changes in a 23-page draft from the state Department of Environmental Protection. The document is ...Read More »
ALBANY — Opponents of shale gas drilling that involves blasting chemical-laden water deep into the ground are asking Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s top campaign contributors to pressure him to ban the practice in the state. New York Residents Against Drilling and ...Read More »