Joe Martens http://wrvo.org en 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 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 New York state still awaiting fracking decision http://wrvo.org/post/new-york-state-still-awaiting-fracking-decision <p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s health commissioner is expected to release a health report on hydraulic fracturing soon, at least according to a timetable announced in late February. But the Cuomo administration has already missed several deadlines on fracking. Fri, 12 Apr 2013 10:40:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 36109 at http://wrvo.org Fracking delay could take weeks or much longer http://wrvo.org/post/fracking-delay-could-take-weeks-or-much-longer <p><span id="primaryContentDepotPortlet.contentDescription">On Tuesday, New York state officials announced another delay of their final decision on hydrofracking. The Department of Environmental Conservation will wait for a report on the health protections in its environmental review of fracking. Then the environmental review can be completed. The delay could be less than a month or it could be much longer. But o</span>ne thing is clear - the delayed health review is now the key factor in deciding whether or not fracking will go ahead in New York. Fri, 15 Feb 2013 13:49:15 +0000 Matt Richmond 33412 at http://wrvo.org Fracking delay could take weeks or much longer New York delays fracking decision again http://wrvo.org/post/new-york-delays-fracking-decision-again <p>A February deadline on New York’s process to allow hydrofracking will be missed, with Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Health Commissioner now saying he needs more time to complete an on-going health study. Tue, 12 Feb 2013 22:14:14 +0000 Karen DeWitt 33271 at http://wrvo.org 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 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 Progress slow on fracking health review http://wrvo.org/post/progress-slow-fracking-health-review <p>Hydrofracking could once again be delayed in New York, unless the state Health Commissioner is able to complete requirements to contract with outside health experts and conduct a health review by November 29. Thu, 15 Nov 2012 11:02:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 29139 at http://wrvo.org Environmental commissioner offers fracking decision update http://wrvo.org/post/environmental-commissioner-offers-fracking-decision-update <p>New York state’s environmental commissioner for the first time commented in-depth about a new health review that has once again delayed a decision on whether to allow hydrofracking in the state. But Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens says there are still some unanswered questions. Mon, 22 Oct 2012 13:07:20 +0000 Karen DeWitt 27905 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo says health study could speed up fracking decision http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-says-health-study-could-speed-fracking-decision <p>Governor Andrew Cuomo says he supports his administration’s internal health review on hydrofracking in New York, and he says it could even hasten the gas drilling process in the state, should fracking ultimately be approved. Tue, 25 Sep 2012 13:03:38 +0000 Karen DeWitt 26536 at http://wrvo.org Health impact study on fracking raises questions http://wrvo.org/post/health-impact-study-fracking-raises-questions <p>Governor Andrew Cuomo’s environmental commissioner announcement that he is rejecting calls for an independent health analysis of hydrofracking has left more questions than answers. Commissioner Joe Martens says he will conduct an internal health review instead. Mon, 24 Sep 2012 13:27:31 +0000 Karen DeWitt 26471 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo's environmental agency to study fracking's health impact http://wrvo.org/post/cuomos-environmental-agency-study-frackings-health-impact <p>Governor Andrew Cuomo’s environmental commissioner is rejecting calls by environmentalists for an independent health impact study on hydrofracking. But&nbsp; Environmental Commissioner Joe Martens, says the state’s health commissioner has agreed to conduct a review. Fri, 21 Sep 2012 13:11:59 +0000 Karen DeWitt 26364 at http://wrvo.org Gov. Cuomo willing to wait on hydrofracking http://wrvo.org/post/gov-cuomo-willing-wait-hydrofracking <p>The state&rsquo;s Environmental Commissioner said last week that the process to permit hydrofracking on some private lands in New York State may take longer than expected, and DEC Commissioner Joe Martens even cast doubt on &nbsp;whether permits would be issued in 2012 at all. Governor Cuomo says he&rsquo;s willing to wait, if it leads to a rational decision making process on what&rsquo;s become a highly emotional issue.</p><p> Mon, 31 Oct 2011 12:02:02 +0000 Karen DeWitt 8634 at http://wrvo.org Hydrofracking on private land in NY could be delayed http://wrvo.org/post/hydrofracking-private-land-ny-could-be-delayed <p>The state’s environmental agency says a key advisory panel will not be issuing a report on the impacts of hydrofracking by a November 1 deadline, delaying part of the process of allowing the natural gas drilling on some private lands in New York until early next year.</p> Wed, 26 Oct 2011 12:15:26 +0000 Karen DeWitt 8397 at http://wrvo.org