Days after reports in the Associated Press surfaced citing anonymous sources saying New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was poised to approve limited hydrofracture drilling for natural gas in the Southern Tier and Central New York sparked protests and petition drives, the governor is saying the report wa…
Those who've been supporting or fighting New York State fracking regulations should soon have a better sense of what path the Cuomo administration intends to pursue regarding shale gas development. The Department of Environmental Conservation has not indicated whether it will release an updated …
The anti-hydrofracking group Elected Officials to Protect New York held a news conference at the capitol on Wednesday arguing that the potential costs of dealing with a natural gas boom could be seen as an unfunded mandate on localities.
The Village of Oxford’s board of trustees has approved the first hydrofracking ban in Chenango County. In a 4-1 vote, a zoning measure was passed that bars gas exploration, extraction and disposal within the Village of Oxford.
New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli announced Tuesday that Cabot Oil and Gas Corporation has agreed to publicly disclose its policy and procedures for eliminating or minimizing the use of toxic substances in its hydraulic fracturing fluids.
A coalition of environmental groups called on state officials to release details of a health impact study for shale gas drilling and a procedure that involves blasting chemical-laden water deep into the ground.
The Oxford Village Board has tabled a measure to become the first in Chenango County to put a hold on natural gas drilling. Village leaders say that because of the controversy over the issue, they want to take their time with the decision.