Department of Environmental Conservation http://wrvo.org en Groups call growing oil shipments in NY Cuomo's "Keystone" moment http://wrvo.org/post/groups-call-growing-oil-shipments-ny-cuomos-keystone-moment <p></p><p>National environmental groups are trying to focus the spotlight on Gov. Andrew Cuomo, over the issue of the growing international oil distribution center, located just blocks from the state Capitol, at the Port of Albany. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>A small band of demonstrators chanted and held signs Tuesday to protest a confluence of events that has turned upstate New York into a major center for oil distribution.</p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 23:43:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 54328 at http://wrvo.org Groups call growing oil shipments in NY Cuomo's "Keystone" moment Kodak puts Eastman Business Park on the market http://wrvo.org/post/kodak-puts-eastman-business-park-market <p></p><p>The Eastman Business Park (EBP) in Rochester is officially up for sale, Kodak announced Tuesday.</p><p>Company spokesman Chris Veronda says it’s the right time to hand development of the industrial and technology park over to a new entity.</p><p>"Kodak believes the site can best continue its transformation under the ownership of a firm that’s focused on its redevelopment. And, at the same time, the sale of EBP will allow Kodak to focus on its customers in the commercial imaging business."</p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 19:35:03 +0000 Kate O'Connell 53303 at http://wrvo.org Kodak puts Eastman Business Park on the market Fish stocking program boosting Lake Ontario's viability http://wrvo.org/post/fish-stocking-program-boosting-lake-ontarios-viability <p></p><p>Lake Ontario is boasting some of the best sport fishing among the Great Lakes, thanks to a successful stocking program by New York state's environmental management agency.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Department of Environmental Conservation pumps ample supplies of trout and salmon into Lake Ontario and its tributaries every year. It attracts anglers from all over -- more than 2.5 million each season.</span></p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 18:35:15 +0000 Ryan Delaney 52885 at http://wrvo.org Fish stocking program boosting Lake Ontario's viability Water sale ban appealed http://wrvo.org/post/water-sale-ban-appealed <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p></p><p>Environmental groups won a court injunction last year against the village of Painted Post, preventing them from continuing water shipments for fracking operations in Pennsylvania.</p><p>The case was brought before the State Supreme Appellate Division Court in Rochester recently, with officials from the town in Steuben County vying for a different outcome.</p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 12:08:41 +0000 Kate O'Connell 51859 at http://wrvo.org Water sale ban appealed New York landowners threaten lawsuit against the state over fracking review http://wrvo.org/post/new-york-landowners-threaten-lawsuit-against-state-over-fracking-review <p></p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 12:57:13 +0000 Matt Martin 50798 at http://wrvo.org New York landowners threaten lawsuit against the state over fracking review Cuomo's environmental commissioner says fracking delay will continue http://wrvo.org/post/cuomos-environmental-commissioner-says-fracking-delay-will-continue <p></p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 12:20:13 +0000 Karen DeWitt 50625 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo's environmental commissioner says fracking delay will continue New regulations proposed to reduce impact of invasive species http://wrvo.org/post/new-regulations-proposed-reduce-impact-invasive-species <p></p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 21:04:41 +0000 Gino Geruntino 47484 at http://wrvo.org New regulations proposed to reduce impact of invasive species Landowners to file lawsuit against hydrofracking delays http://wrvo.org/post/landowners-file-lawsuit-against-hydrofracking-delays <p></p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 13:25:32 +0000 Karen DeWitt 47318 at http://wrvo.org Landowners to file lawsuit against hydrofracking delays Adirondack land swaps rally support, create opposition http://wrvo.org/post/adirondack-land-swaps-rally-support-create-opposition <p></p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 13:03:19 +0000 Brian Mann 46621 at http://wrvo.org Adirondack land swaps rally support, create opposition Natural gas storage regulations get wrapped up in fracking fight http://wrvo.org/post/natural-gas-storage-regulations-get-wrapped-fracking-fight <p>Anti-fracking activists are also fighting New York’s efforts to lift a ban on small natural gas storage and fueling facilities. A public information session on the matter held in Syracuse on Wednesday became about the larger natural gas industry.</p><p>New York is the only state to ban small-scale natural gas storage. That came after a 1970s facility accident in New York City. Now, under efforts from the state Department of Environmental Conservation, new fueling stations for trucks could be built as early as next year.</p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 13:09:56 +0000 Ryan Delaney 45763 at http://wrvo.org Natural gas storage regulations get wrapped up in fracking fight Environmentalists say decline in pollution enforcement can harm New Yorkers' health http://wrvo.org/post/environmentalists-say-decline-pollution-enforcement-can-harm-new-yorkers-health <p></p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 10:46:03 +0000 Karen DeWitt 44100 at http://wrvo.org Environmental advocates say better staffing more important than bond act http://wrvo.org/post/environmental-advocates-say-better-staffing-more-important-bond-act <p></p> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 11:25:13 +0000 Karen DeWitt 43849 at http://wrvo.org Lawsuit challenges change to dairy regulation http://wrvo.org/post/lawsuit-challenges-change-dairy-regulation <p></p> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 10:41:07 +0000 Matt Richmond 42177 at http://wrvo.org Lawsuit challenges change to dairy regulation Home rule fracking decision challenged in Avon http://wrvo.org/post/home-rule-fracking-decision-challenged-avon <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Gas and Oil producer <a href="http://www.lenaperesources.com/" target="_blank">Lenape </a><a href="http://www.lenaperesources.com/" target="_blank">Resources</a> has filed a note of appeal as part of an attempt to overturn a court decision made in March that allowed the town of Avon to maintain its moratorium on fracking. This is the third case of this kind in upstate New York. Thu, 25 Apr 2013 20:03:46 +0000 Kate O'Connell 36796 at http://wrvo.org Home rule fracking decision challenged in Avon Controversy causes fracking consultant to resign from industry lobby group http://wrvo.org/post/controversy-causes-fracking-consultant-resign-industry-lobby-group <p>Opponents of hydrofracking are charging there’s a potential conflict of interest with a consultant to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s environmental agency. They are asking that the years-long review of fracking in New York state be restarted. The controversy caused the consultant in question to sever all ties with a gas industry lobby group. Thu, 25 Apr 2013 13:52:32 +0000 Karen DeWitt 36773 at http://wrvo.org Protesters arrested at gas storage site in Finger Lakes http://wrvo.org/post/protesters-arrested-gas-storage-site-finger-lakes <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>A number of protestors were arrested for blockading the entrance to a natural gas storage facility in the Finger Lakes region early Monday. Tue, 19 Mar 2013 20:13:13 +0000 Kate O'Connell 34981 at http://wrvo.org Residents prepare for legal fight over proposed gas storage facility http://wrvo.org/post/residents-prepare-legal-fight-over-proposed-gas-storage-facility <p>Opponents of a proposed underground gas storage facility near Seneca Lake are ramping up for a legal fight as a decision on the project nears. Mon, 25 Feb 2013 14:06:22 +0000 Sidsel Overgaard 33767 at http://wrvo.org Residents prepare for legal fight over proposed gas storage facility DEC may miss deadline for fracking regulations http://wrvo.org/post/dec-may-miss-deadline-fracking-regulations <p>New York’s Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens suggested Monday that the state may miss a February 27 deadline to complete its proposed fracking regulations. And that could stall a decision on gas drilling for months. Tue, 05 Feb 2013 04:11:00 +0000 Marie Cusick 32862 at http://wrvo.org DEC may miss deadline for fracking regulations Cuomo's budget cuts DEC funding by $53 million http://wrvo.org/post/cuomos-budget-cuts-dec-funding-53-million <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p><span id="primaryContentDepotPortlet.contentDescription">In Gov. Andrew Cuomo's 2013-2014 budget, the Department of Environmental Conservation is looking at a budget cut of 5.5 percent. What will this mean for the department if hydrofracking comes to New York?</span> Thu, 24 Jan 2013 14:03:59 +0000 Matt Richmond 32308 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo's budget cuts DEC funding by $53 million Assembly hearing on fracking paints a dark picture http://wrvo.org/post/assembly-hearing-fracking-paints-dark-picture <p>Public commenting on the state’s revised hydrofracking regulations closed on Friday. Final regulations are due to be released at the end of February. The Democratic-controlled state assembly held a public hearing on Thursday that included some heated exchanges. Mon, 14 Jan 2013 17:53:58 +0000 Matt Richmond 31842 at http://wrvo.org Assembly hearing on fracking paints a dark picture Local officials challenge latest fracking deadline http://wrvo.org/post/local-officials-challenge-latest-fracking-deadline <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>A group called Elected Officials to Protect New York is pressing Gov. Andrew Cuomo to extend a 30-day public comment period that ends Friday. The comment period is for revised hydrofracking regulations released by the Department of Environmental Conservation in November. Tue, 08 Jan 2013 16:51:30 +0000 Matt Richmond 31578 at http://wrvo.org Report from state Health Department says fracking could be done safely http://wrvo.org/post/report-state-health-department-says-fracking-could-be-done-safely <p>A document from Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration assessing the health impacts of hydrofracking, written less than a year ago, says the gas drilling process is likely safe if proper precautions are taken by the governor’s environmental agency, the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC).&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 03 Jan 2013 14:48:04 +0000 Karen DeWitt 31374 at http://wrvo.org Report from state Health Department says fracking could be done safely Reintroducing Atlantic salmon to the Salmon River http://wrvo.org/post/reintroducing-atlantic-salmon-salmon-river <p>In recent years both the federal and New York state governments have been studying how best to re-introduce – salmon -- to New York’s Salmon River.&nbsp; That might come as a surprise to anyone who’s ever fished the river, known for its salmon of eye-popping size.&nbsp; Tue, 01 Jan 2013 11:32:08 +0000 David Chanatry 29766 at http://wrvo.org Reintroducing Atlantic salmon to the Salmon River Fracking opponents respond to new fracking regulations http://wrvo.org/post/fracking-opponents-respond-new-fracking-regulations <p>Helen Slottje is an Ithaca-based lawyer who helped develop town bans against drilling. She spoke to a friendly crowd on Monday night at the Unitarian Church of Ithaca. Mon, 24 Dec 2012 12:38:19 +0000 Matt Richmond 30905 at http://wrvo.org Fracking opponents respond to new fracking regulations Fracking regulations released for comment http://wrvo.org/post/fracking-regulations-released-comment <p>For those on the pro-fracking side, the newest regulations are both a good sign and a troubling one. On the one hand, they're a light at the end of the tunnel, proof that permits for hydrofracking aren’t far off. But, on the other hand, fracking supporters say that the Department of Environmental Conservation has only answered the concerns of the anti-fracking lobby. Fri, 14 Dec 2012 13:08:07 +0000 Matt Richmond 30550 at http://wrvo.org Fracking regulations released for comment Will there be fracking by February? http://wrvo.org/post/will-there-be-fracking-february <p>The Cuomo Administration could be headed toward approval of hydrofracking in New York by the end of February, when a 90-day extension on a rule making process ends. Mon, 10 Dec 2012 10:58:35 +0000 Karen DeWitt 30305 at http://wrvo.org Fracking water regulations leave some wanting more http://wrvo.org/post/fracking-water-regulations-leave-some-wanting-more <p>The Department of Environmental Conservation recently released regulations on water withdrawals that would cover the natural gas industry in New York. Fri, 07 Dec 2012 13:46:09 +0000 Matt Richmond 30115 at http://wrvo.org Fracking water regulations leave some wanting more DEC: no fracking decision before health review is done http://wrvo.org/post/dec-no-fracking-decision-health-review-done <p>The Cuomo Administration says it will not be ruling on whether to allow hydrofracking in New York until an on-going health review is finished.&nbsp; The delays have resulted in the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation having to open another public comment period, which begins December 12. Mon, 03 Dec 2012 13:54:32 +0000 Karen DeWitt 29975 at http://wrvo.org Legal experts say fracking decision delay could be smart move http://wrvo.org/post/legal-experts-say-fracking-decision-delay-could-be-smart-move <p>A legal expert says that the Cuomo administration’s move to delay for another 90 days the decision on whether to allow hydrofracking in New York makes sense. Meanwhile, some health care professionals say a review underway on the health effects of fracking is a sham. Thu, 29 Nov 2012 10:36:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 29805 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo: State to miss fracking deadline on Thursday http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-state-miss-fracking-deadline-thursday <p>The state’s environmental agency confirms it will miss a key deadline and delay approval of hydrofracking in New York once again. Anti-fracking forces see an opportunity in the new delay, while those waiting to benefit economically from the gas drilling process are feeling frustrated. Wed, 28 Nov 2012 09:42:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 29737 at http://wrvo.org