Penfield town officials seem to be heading toward an outright ban on hydraulic fracturing within its borders, but that decision might be a year away. The Town Board has scheduled a public hearing for Dec. 4 on extending a moratorium ...Read More »
A day after the Rochester City Council voted to extend a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing in the city, Democrats in the Monroe County Legislature are calling for an outright ban on this controversial form of drilling for natural gas. Joined ...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 »
If the much-hyped dream of U.S. energy independence must involve hydraulic fracturing (also known as fracking) to extract natural gas from shale deposits deep underneath the surface of the earth, the State of Vermont wants no part of it. Vermont ...Read More »
ALBANY — Dozens of grassroots environmental groups are joining forces to launch a coordinated campaign to ban natural gas development using high-volume hydraulic fracturing in New York state. The effort launched Monday comes as the state Department of Environmental Conservation ...
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