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Oct 17, 2013

Phillips Lytle partner to talk about hydrofracking

David P. Flynn, a partner with Phillips Lytle LLP of Buffalo, will give two presentations at the 2013 Chautauqua County Energy Conference & Expo. Flynn’s presentations on alternative energy, “Hydrofracking: Understanding the facts and issues of Marcellus and Utica Shale,” will be at 3:15 p.m. Nov. 1, and 11:30 a.m. Nov. 2, at the Chautauqua […]

Dec 6, 2012

Poll: More in NY support fracking than oppose

ALBANY — A new poll shows more New Yorkers support “hydrofracking” than oppose it, with support more common in downstate regions. A Siena College poll of registered voters found 42 percent support hydrofracking, which involves injecting a well with millions of gallons of chemically treated water to crack rock deep underground. Another 36 percent oppose […]

Mar 8, 2012

Hydrofracking 101

New York state may be regulating itself out of the natural gas drilling market, according to a Buffalo environmental attorney. The basics of the “Marcellus Shale Gas Play,” and its potential environmental and economic impacts were presented Thursday to members of the Upstate NY Chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, a […]

Sep 30, 2011

Poll: Voter opinions vary on hydrofracking

The Research Institute of Siena College is the latest sponsor of a New York voter opinion poll on hydraulic fracturing, or hydrofracking. The college, located in Loudonville, released its latest poll on the subject last week. The hydrofracking issue was included ...

Sep 19, 2011

Safety of hydrofracking chemicals questioned

A group of 59 scientists from New York and across the country sent a warning letter last week asking Gov. Andrew Cuomo to consider certain safety implications surrounding chemicals used in the hydrofracking process. Specifically, the letter emphasized that municipal drinking water filtration systems ...

Sep 16, 2011

Natural gas firm sues NY town over drilling ban

ITHACA — A Denver-based natural-gas company has sued the town of Dryden in central New York in an effort to strike down a recent zoning law prohibiting gas drilling there. Thomas West, an Albany attorney for Anschutz Exploration ...

Jun 1, 2011

Suit shows fracking could have local impact

As promised, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman filed a suit in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York on Tuesday against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Park Service, the Department of the Interior ...

Nov 30, 2010

Assembly passes temp ‘hydrofracking’ ban

ALBANY — The New York Assembly has approved a temporary ban on “hydrofracking” and plans to return for more action following an overnight session that ended at about 4 a.m. The measure would ban hydraulic fracturing ...

Jul 27, 2010

Millions pumped into natural gas battle

Legislation that would put a moratorium on a controversial means of drilling for natural gas in New York has stalled, an inertia environmentalists say may be the result of millions in lobbying.

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