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Dec 11, 2017

State wins lawsuit over Adirondack snowmobile trail-building

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state’s construction of wider snowmobile trails in the Adirondack Mountains has been upheld by a state Supreme Court judge. The environmental group Protect the Adirondacks sued the state in 2015. It says cutting thousands of trees for the Community Connector trails violates the Forever Wild clause of the state’s […]

May 7, 2014

DEC seeks volunteers

The state Department of Environmental Conservation is recruiting citizen scientists to conduct water quality assessments in Lake Ontario and the Niagara, Genesee, Delaware, Hudson and Mohawk River watersheds as part of the Water Assessments by Volunteer Evaluators project. While the DEC regularly receives data and information from the public to consider in its water quality […]

Apr 16, 2014

State updates oil spill preparedness plans

ALBANY (AP) — State and federal environmental officials in New York are changing the way they prepare for oil spills. The state’s Department of Environmental Conservation announced last week that it’s working with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Coast Guard to revise and update its plans for preventing and responding to spills. The […]

Nov 27, 2013

State Parks, DEC announce Cyber Monday special

New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and the state Department of Environmental Conservation are offering a $25 camping gift card to all who book a two-night minimum stay online on Cyber Monday, Dec. 2. Reservations have to be made at: from midnight to 11:59 p.m. People booking on Cyber Monday […]

Jun 26, 2013

Long and short of EAF changes explained

State Department of Environmental Conservation officials are trying to move the environmental review of proposed building projects from the 1970s into something modern, sleek and more appropriate for this technology age. Harter Secrest & Emery LLP hosted a presentation Wednesday on the new environmental assessment forms that will be in place Oct. 7 and which […]

Apr 24, 2013

Groups claim industry bias in fracking study

ALBANY — Opponents of gas drilling and several state lawmakers on Wednesday called for the Department of Environmental Conservation to scrap work done by a consultant as part of an environmental impact review of fracking, saying the firm is part of an industry group lobbying to lift the state’s 5-year-old shale drilling ban. Ecology and […]

Mar 4, 2013

NY fracking health study news draws cheers, jeers

ALBANY — While opponents of fracking are pleased at a report that Gov. Andrew Cuomo will wait for a Pennsylvania health study before deciding whether to allow drilling, landowners are preparing to sue New York over lost gas-leasing opportunities and an industry group warned Sunday that a business exodus from the state will worsen. The […]

Jan 3, 2013

Report: Gas drilling safe under proposed rules

ALBANY — An unreleased state report leaked to media outlets says the Department of Environmental Conservation’s regulatory plan for gas drillers describes potential health impacts from fracking along with specific safety measures and it makes a separate health impact study unnecessary. The document, first reported by the New York Times and Gannett News Service and […]

Nov 30, 2012

Gas driller sues NY, town over local moratorium

ALBANY — A natural gas drilling company is suing state regulators and a western New York town where it has operated for decades over a local moratorium that threatens to put the company out of business. John Holko, owner of Lenape  Resources, says papers were served this week in his lawsuit against the. town of AvonHe […]

Nov 19, 2012

State advises hunters to practice safety

The New York State Police and Department of Environmental Conservation are reminding hunters to use basic hunter safety principles now that firearms hunting season is under way. The season opened Saturday. Tips include treating every gun as if it is loaded; making sure to always point the muzzle in a safe direction, away from people; […]

Feb 7, 2012

Much work needed on ‘fracking’ regulations

ALBANY — New York’s environment commissioner told lawmakers Tuesday that the proposed state budget doesn’t include money for regulating hydraulic fracturing because it’s uncertain when — or if — the natural gas drilling technology will be allowed in the state. Commissioner Joe Martens said at a legislative budget hearing that the Department of Environmental Conservation […]

Jan 26, 2012

DEC files complaint over Pa. drilling

The future of hydrofracking operations in the state of New York is still undetermined, but the Department of Environmental Conservation believes there is already evidence of gas drilling chemical pollution in a New York waterway.  The DEC filed an administrative complaint this week against U.S. Energy Development Corp. for numerous violations of Article 17 of […]

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