Assembly Hearing Set on Proposed Fracking Rules
Another public hearing on planned regulations for high-volume hydraulic fracturing is in the works.
Three members of the state Assembly have announced the session will be held in Albany on January 10.
Assembly environmental conservation committee chairman Robert Sweeney and two other committee chairme…
Broome Fracking Truck Law Vetoed
A road use fee measure approved by lawmakers in anticipation of heavy truck traffic associated with future fracking activity is being vetoed by Broome County Executive Debra Preston.
The proposal raised concerns among some residents and local business operators...
Ryan: I Was Invited to Binghamton Pro-Fracking Event
Binghamton mayor Matthew Ryan says a website's report claiming he showed up uninvited to a forum about natural gas development is wrong.
A blog posted on the Energy In Depth site reported "Ryan thought it was his right to be there and so he decided to crash it...
NY Petroleum Council Official Awaits Gas Drilling Regs
The executive director of the New York State Petroleum Council is expressing optimism that regulations for high-volume hydraulic fracturing for natural gas development will be finalized in the year ahead.
Speaking on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program, Karen Moreau said she hopes the way will b…
Fracking Foes Call on Cuomo to Restart Environmental Review
Opponents of high-volume hydraulic fracturing have sent a message to Governor Cuomo urging him to stop the shale gas rulemaking process involving New York State's environmental regulatory agency.
The group also called on Cuomo to restart the environmental review proceeding to require public invo…
Binghamton Plans More Tests on Susquehanna River Water
No chemical contamination related to fracking activity in Pennsylvania has been detected in the river that's used as a source for the city of Binghamton's drinking water.
Mayor Matthew Ryan says test results conducted on samples from the Susquehanna River revealed no pollution problems that…
IOGA Urges Cuomo To Move Forward With Fracking Review
Members of the Independent Oil and Gas Association in New York State are urging Governor Andrew Cuomo to get off the dime when it comes to a review of hydraulic fracture drilling for natural gas in the state.
The I.O.G.A. has sent a letter to the Governor concerning recent reports from an anonymous s…
Is There An Unplugged Gas Well Near Your Home?
Searchable maps with information about thousands of unplugged, abandoned gas and oil wells in upstate New York are being made available by an environmental data collection company.
Walter Hang, president of Ithaca-based Toxics Targeting, says the details about 5,046 old wells in 38 counties had not b…
NYS Court Rules Against Fracking Moratorium
A New York State Supreme Court judge has ruled that the City of Binghamton's moratorium on hydraulic fracturing for natural gas cannot stand.
The City's moratorium was put into place back in December of 2011. Several landowners took the decision to the state Supreme Court to try and ge…

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