hydrofracking http://wrvo.org en Healthcare professionals against fracking urge state to look at more research http://wrvo.org/post/healthcare-professionals-against-fracking-urge-state-look-more-research <p></p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 10:13:14 +0000 Karen DeWitt 58699 at http://wrvo.org Healthcare professionals against fracking urge state to look at more research Hydrofracking decison may impact more than just oil and gas industry http://wrvo.org/post/hydrofracking-decison-may-impact-more-just-oil-and-gas-industry <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt">&nbsp;</p><p></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="vertical-align:baseline">In a decision released last week, the highest court in New York ruled that local governments can ban drilling within their borders. And while hydrofracking remains on hold in the state, the ruling is expected to have a huge impact on the industry in New York if fracking is eventually permitted.</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt">&nbsp;</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 20:22:28 +0000 Matt Richmond 58546 at http://wrvo.org Hydrofracking decison may impact more than just oil and gas industry Court of Appeals rules towns can ban fracking within their borders http://wrvo.org/post/court-appeals-rules-towns-can-ban-fracking-within-their-borders <p><span id="primaryContentDepotPortlet.contentDescription">In a 5-to-2 ruling, New York’s highest court has upheld the right of local governments to ban hydrofracking within their borders. The decision comes after a nearly three-year court battle over bans passed in the Towns of Dryden and Middlefield. Fracking opponents hope to now spread the bans to towns that were waiting for the court’s final ruling.</span></p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 09:55:13 +0000 Matt Richmond 58161 at http://wrvo.org Court of Appeals rules towns can ban fracking within their borders Parties revisit home rule arguments in NY State Court of Appeals http://wrvo.org/post/parties-revisit-home-rule-arguments-ny-state-court-appeals <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The debate over whether a municipality can ban hydraulic fracturing within its borders was brought before the New York State Court of Appeals Tuesday afternoon. The Southern Tier town of </span>Dryden<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is defending its right to home rule against lawyers representing the bankruptcy trustee for Norse Energy.</span></p><p>Earthjustice managing attorney Deborah Goldberg says she feels confident bringing the case before the court because home rule is protected by the state constitution and New York isn’t alone.</p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 09:27:38 +0000 Jenna Flanagan 56791 at http://wrvo.org Parties revisit home rule arguments in NY State Court of Appeals Doctors request another moratorium on New York hydrofracking http://wrvo.org/post/doctors-request-another-moratorium-new-york-hydrofracking <p></p> Fri, 30 May 2014 11:22:32 +0000 Jenna Flanagan 56576 at http://wrvo.org Doctors request another moratorium on New York hydrofracking Hydrofracking debate follows Obama to Cooperstown http://wrvo.org/post/hydrofracking-debate-follows-obama-cooperstown <p></p> Fri, 23 May 2014 12:18:22 +0000 Jenna Flanagan 56237 at http://wrvo.org Obama's visit brings protesters on both sides of fracking http://wrvo.org/post/obamas-visit-brings-protesters-both-sides-fracking <p>President Barack Obama and the national press descended on the village of Cooperstown Thursday afternoon. His presence also brought out protesters both for and against the controversial process of drilling for natural gas, known as hydrofracking.</p><p>Victor Furman says it’s unfair that New York is beholden to what he calls an unfair moratorium, with such a resource at it’s feet.</p> Thu, 22 May 2014 21:15:32 +0000 Jenna Flanagan 56204 at http://wrvo.org Astorino: Binghamton could be Dallas of New York http://wrvo.org/post/astorino-binghamton-could-be-dallas-new-york <p></p><p>Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino touted the benefits of hydrofracking during a series of stops in the Southern Tier yesterday. One of the stops was at a Vestal company that does roadwork for oil companies just across the border in Pennsylvania.</p><p>Astorino visited the Binghamton-area company Vestal Asphalt and linked upstate New York's declining population with a lack of jobs and high taxes. He pointed to fracking as a way to reverse that trend and transform the Southern Tier.</p> Wed, 07 May 2014 10:38:00 +0000 Matt Martin 55402 at http://wrvo.org Astorino: Binghamton could be Dallas of New York State Capitol celebrates Earth Day, activists call for environmental change http://wrvo.org/post/state-capitol-celebrates-earth-day-activists-call-environmental-change <p></p> Tue, 06 May 2014 11:01:02 +0000 Karen DeWitt 55345 at http://wrvo.org State Capitol celebrates Earth Day, activists call for environmental change Documents show fracking health study is ongoing, group claims http://wrvo.org/post/documents-show-fracking-health-study-ongoing-group-claims <p></p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 10:45:07 +0000 Karen DeWitt 54568 at http://wrvo.org Documents show fracking health study is ongoing, group claims Shah’s resignation no surprise, say both sides of fracking debate http://wrvo.org/post/shah-s-resignation-no-surprise-say-both-sides-fracking-debate <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>There’s a "Help Wanted" sign at the state Department of Health after Commissioner Dr. Nirav Shah announced his resignation effective at end of June.</p><p>The commissioner is unlikely to see out the release of a long-awaited health review on the impact of hydrofracking that he was commissioned to produce by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in November 2012.</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 10:54:07 +0000 Jenna Flanagan 54120 at http://wrvo.org Shah’s resignation no surprise, say both sides of fracking debate Pennsylvania residents voice opinions over proposed pipeline that would go through Southern Tier http://wrvo.org/post/pennsylvania-residents-voice-opinions-over-proposed-pipeline-would-go-through-southern-tier <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>Recently, Pennsylvania residents had the opportunity to voice their concerns or support for the Constitution Pipeline project, which would enter New York through Broome County and connect to an existing upstate pipeline. It was the last public hearing before its final approval by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or FERC.</p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 10:44:23 +0000 Matt Martin 53984 at http://wrvo.org Pennsylvania residents voice opinions over proposed pipeline that would go through Southern Tier Anti-fracking activist fights injunction in court http://wrvo.org/post/anti-fracking-activist-fights-injunction-court <p></p><p>A judge in Pennsylvania has loosened restrictions on anti-fracking activist Vera Scroggins. The original restrictions -- requested by Cabot Oil and Gas -- prevented Scroggins from visiting any land leased or owned by Cabot. The ruling last week says Scroggins has to stay away from Cabot drilling sites, producing wells and a dozen properties owned by the company.</p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 09:50:51 +0000 Matt Martin 53698 at http://wrvo.org Anti-fracking activist fights injunction in court 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 More fracking pro and con as the battle rages on http://wrvo.org/post/more-fracking-pro-and-con-battle-rages <p></p><p>The future of hydraulic fracturing in New York has been in limbo since the Department of Environmental Conservation began a review of the practice in 2008. Now, six public hearings are being held across New York to receive public comment on the draft State Energy Plan, with one of them in Albany.&nbsp; Environmental groups were at the Capitol Tuesday calling on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to put renewable energy ahead of fossil fuels in his effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent by 2050.</p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 13:03:49 +0000 Dave Lucas 51572 at http://wrvo.org More fracking pro and con as the battle rages on New York landowners file lawsuit against Cuomo over fracking delay http://wrvo.org/post/new-york-landowners-file-lawsuit-against-cuomo-over-fracking-delay <p></p><p>Two weeks ago, the landowners coalition sent a letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo demanding the release of the environmental impact study on hydrofracking, known as the SGEIS . The deadline was Thursday, February 13 and Scott Kurkoski, a lawyer for the coalition, filed the promised lawsuit the following day.</p><p>“Is he in favor of this or not? Because the rest of the nation is moving forward in a way that is providing energy independence," Kurkoski said. "Is New York a threat to that process?”</p><p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 21:53:39 +0000 Matt Martin 51493 at http://wrvo.org New York landowners file lawsuit against Cuomo over fracking delay Few details forthcoming on fracking health review http://wrvo.org/post/few-details-forthcoming-fracking-health-review <p></p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 12:29:36 +0000 Karen DeWitt 50852 at http://wrvo.org Few details forthcoming on fracking health review 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 Fracking likely to be a topic at budget hearing http://wrvo.org/post/fracking-likely-be-topic-budget-hearing <p></p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 12:17:34 +0000 Karen DeWitt 50795 at http://wrvo.org Fracking likely to be a topic at budget hearing 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 Hydrofracking protesters make appearance at State of the State address http://wrvo.org/post/hydrofracking-protesters-make-appearance-state-state-address <p></p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 12:31:12 +0000 Ellen Abbott 49686 at http://wrvo.org Hydrofracking protesters make appearance at State of the State address Fracking chemicals can disrupt hormones http://wrvo.org/post/fracking-chemicals-can-disrupt-hormones <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>Chemicals used in the process of hydraulic fracturing can disrupt the body’s normal hormone function according to new research published recently in the <em>Journal of Endocrinology</em>.</p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 12:58:26 +0000 Kate O'Connell 48798 at http://wrvo.org Fracking chemicals can disrupt hormones Bankrupt hydrofracking company sues Cuomo administration over delays http://wrvo.org/post/bankrupt-hydrofracking-company-sues-cuomo-administration-over-delays <p></p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 12:55:21 +0000 Karen DeWitt 48800 at http://wrvo.org Bankrupt hydrofracking company sues Cuomo administration over delays Plan for Binghamton to Syracuse pipeline cut in half http://wrvo.org/post/plan-binghamton-syracuse-pipeline-cut-half <p></p><p>A proposal to build a new natural gas pipeline from Binghamton to Syracuse has been scaled back due to a lack of interest from natural gas providers.</p><p>Millennium Pipeline Company <a href="http://innovationtrail.org/post/proposed-line-would-move-natural-gas-binghamton-syracuse" target="_blank">wanted to construct the line</a> from the Southern Tier to the town of Onondaga, just south of Syracuse, along Interstate 81, connecting three existing east-west lines. But now they’re considering just going from Binghamton to Cortland and connecting two lines.</p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 19:29:07 +0000 Ryan Delaney 48753 at http://wrvo.org Plan for Binghamton to Syracuse pipeline cut in half Cuomo says hydrofracking decision may come after Election Day http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-says-hydrofracking-decision-may-come-after-election-day <p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he may not decide whether the state should go ahead with hydrofracking for natural gas until after the November 2014 election.<br /><br />Cuomo, who previously said he’d decide on whether or not to okay the controversial drilling process known as fracking in New York before Election Day 2014, now says he wants to give his health commissioner, Dr. Nirav Shah, all the time he needs to complete an ongoing health review, which began over a year ago.<br /> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 12:57:53 +0000 Karen DeWitt 48679 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo says hydrofracking decision may come after Election Day 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 Cuomo criticized over fracking indecision by Republican leader http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-criticized-over-fracking-indecision-republican-leader <p>State Republican Chairman Ed Cox criticized Gov. Andrew Cuomo yesterday for delaying a decision on whether or not to allow hydrofracking in New York.<br /><br />Meanwhile, Cox is being criticized by Democrats because he is on the board of directors of the Texas-based natural gas drilling company Noble Energy and holds about $3 million in its stock.<br /><br />Cox said Cuomo continues to shift the responsibility when it comes to making decisions on controversial issues, such as hyrdofracking. Cox said he thinks Cuomo should have made a choice early in his governorship.<br /> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 22:03:12 +0000 Aimee Hirsch 46835 at http://wrvo.org Proposed policy may allow fracking wastewater to be moved on waterways http://wrvo.org/post/proposed-policy-may-allow-fracking-wastewater-be-moved-waterways <p></p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 13:15:07 +0000 Kate O'Connell 46687 at http://wrvo.org Proposed policy may allow fracking wastewater to be moved on waterways Whose fault was Norse Energy's bankruptcy? http://wrvo.org/post/whose-fault-was-norse-energys-bankruptcy <p></p><p>New York’s hold on high-volume hydrofracking has entered its sixth year. Norse Energy first tried to stay afloat until fracking was approved, but then gave up and converted to Chapter 7, a complete shutdown of operations. The company and fracking supporters cited the state’s de facto moratorium as the obvious culprit.</p><p>Norse’s former chief legal officer Dennis Holbrook says drillers just can’t compete anymore using the drilling methods still allowed in New York.</p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 12:41:38 +0000 Matt Richmond 46620 at http://wrvo.org Whose fault was Norse Energy's bankruptcy? Cuomo says no "do-over" needed on fracking health review http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-says-no-do-over-needed-fracking-health-review <p></p><p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the state&rsquo;s health study of hydrofracking doesn&rsquo;t need a &ldquo;do-over&rdquo; as a member of his administration&rsquo;s review panel charged Wednesday.</p><p>Cuomo appeared unfamiliar with Binghamton Assemblywoman <a href="http://innovationtrail.org/post/key-fracking-panelist-calls-health-study-do-over" target="_blank">Donna Lupardo&rsquo;s call for a new health review</a> when asked about it in Utica on Thursday.</p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 10:45:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 45476 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo says no "do-over" needed on fracking health review