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As of early next year, New York State will be permanently off-limits to hydraulic fracturing, or fracking
, for oil and gas.The decision follows the release Wednesday of a long-awaited Department of Health
report that details adverse ...
Fantastic news came from the state of New York this week when the Cuomo administration announced its decision to ban fracking
in the state. This exciting decision is a tribute to everyone who has worked so hard in New York to protect the state ...
has been banned in New York State since 2008. Then-Governor David Paterson imposed a moratorium on the controversial technique-- which fractures shale rock using high pressure, specially treated water to release gas trapped ...
After years of gauging the environmental, medical, economic and political risks of hydraulic fracturing, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is moving to ban this method of extracting natural gas from shale deposits in New York State.
[Update, 9:30 ...
Handing environmentalists a breakthrough victory, New York plans to prohibit fracking
for natural gas because of what regulators say are its unexplored health
risks and dubious economic benefits.
New York, which overlies part of the ...
Gov. Andrew Cuomo surprised supporters and critics alike in October, when he casually mentioned during a debate that the state's long-awaited report on the health
impacts of hydraulic fracturing is "due at the end of the year."
With just ...
Dirk DeTurck had a years-old rash that wouldn't go away, his wife's hair came out in chunks, and anytime they lingered outside their house for more than an hour, splitting headaches set in.
They were certain the cause was simply ...
A coalition of four organizations gathered at Fountain Square last weekend to call for a ban on fracking
and to ask Ohio's governor to be a major part of making that happen.
The event in downtown Cincinnati was one of more than 200 that ...
Hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," has gained popularity over recent years, and given the controversy over this practice, new research decided to lay out some of its environmental pros as well as cons.
Fracking involves blasting huge ...
Research has shown that advances in hydraulic fracturing put trillions of dollars' worth of previously unreachable oil and natural gas within grasp. Environmental Costs and Benefits of Fracking
Assessed in New Study
The environmental ...
Among the dozens of rivers that flow unfettered through the Canadian North, the Natla and the Keele may be the most picturesque and culturally important. They are especially significant to the Dene people of the Sahtu region, which straddles the ...
Last Dec. 19 was a gratifying day for John Dernbach. In 162 pages the state's highest court had resurrected a provision in Pennsylvania's Constitution that had long ago faded into obscurity.The forgotten measure is an environmental rights ...
In early 2011, after years of study, the Occupational Safety and Health
Administration moved to reduce the permissible levels of silica dust wafted into the air by industrial processes like fracking
, mining or cement manufacturing. The move came ...
California is in the middle of an epic water shortage, with nearly 80 percent of the state experiencing “extreme or exceptional” drought conditions. Check out this animated map to get a sense of how extensively the drought has impacted the ...
California officials have ordered an emergency shut-down of 11 oil and gas waste injection sites and a review
of more than 100 others in the state`s drought-wracked Central Valley out of fear that companies may have been pumping fracking
A state judge on Monday blocked attempts to force Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration to decide whether to authorize large-scale hydraulic fracturing.
Acting Supreme Court Justice Roger McDonough of Albany County tossed a pair of lawsuits ...
German Ministers laid out plans to ban hydraulic fracturing (fracking) for shale gas on Friday, although anti-fracking campaigners believe plans for the new law should go much further.
In a press briefing, the Economy Minister Sigmar ...
New York’s top court handed a victory to opponents of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas Monday by affirming the right of municipalities to ban the practice within their borders.
The state Court of Appeals upheld a midlevel appeals ...
The state's highest court is weighing in on the controversial process of natural gas drilling known as hydro-fracking, saying that local municipalities can decide to ban it.
But Governor Andrew Cuomo has yet to even make a decision about ...
Huge news this morning for shale-gas drilling skeptics: the highest court in New York state ruled that towns have the authority to ban oil and gas companies from operating within city limits.
Deborah Goldberg, the lawyer who argued on ...
North Carolina could soon be deluged with cheap and abundant natural gas from the Marcellus Shale through a major pipeline expansion that could dampen urgency to incubate a home-grown fracking
Proposals to build a new ...
A rural county has joined an environmental group in challenging an oil and gas lease sale in central Nevada that could open 270 square miles of public land to hydraulic fracturing, better known as fracking
Lander County and the Center ...
The state Senate on Wednesday failed to muster the votes needed to set a moratorium on the oil drilling technique known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking
, until a study determines that it does not pose a health
risk for the ...
No longer dominated by the traditional “Big Green” groups that were taking big donations from corporate polluters, the new environmental movement is broader, more assertive and more creative. With extreme energy extraction and climate change ...
Top secret US National Security Agency (NSA) documents disclosed by the Guardian have shocked the world with revelations of a comprehensive US-based surveillance system with direct access to Facebook, Apple, Google, Microsoft and other tech ...