dec http://wrvo.org en Onondaga Lake revival earns exhibit at New York State Fair http://wrvo.org/post/onondaga-lake-revival-earns-exhibit-new-york-state-fair <p>The story of Onondaga Lake, once called the most polluted lake in the nation, will be told in a major interactive exhibit at the New York State Fair this year.<bp></bp></p><p><bp>"We no longer have to look at it and be embarrassed, or discuss what we are going to do. Now we can look back at where we have been and where we are going," said Onondaga County Deputy Executive Matt Millea.</bp></p> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 12:50:29 +0000 Ellen Abbott 40892 at http://wrvo.org Onondaga Lake revival earns exhibit at New York State Fair Fracking will bring heavy truck traffic, but towns are ready http://wrvo.org/post/fracking-will-bring-heavy-truck-traffic-towns-are-ready <p>Transporting the millions of gallons of water, as well as equipment, sand, and other materials needed to hydraulically fracture a natural gas well requires quite a few truck trips, to put it mildly.</p><p>One well site could require up to <a href="http://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/materials_minerals_pdf/rdsgeisch6b0911.pdf" target="_blank">3,399 one-way truck trips [PDF]</a>, according to the New York Department of Environmental Conservation's 2011 draft environmental impact statement (dSGEIS) on hydrofracking.</p><p>All those trips by heavy trucks can quickly beat up and wear out roads if they're not built to handle it. Thu, 06 Sep 2012 11:01:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 25509 at http://wrvo.org Fracking will bring heavy truck traffic, but towns are ready As New York's fracking decision nears, legal battles loom http://wrvo.org/post/new-yorks-fracking-decision-nears-legal-battles-loom <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>New York State is poised to issue its final plans for regulating hydrofracking. But even with a decision imminent, there’s no guarantee this controversy will die down.</p><p>Instead, the fight will likely head to the courts. Wed, 05 Sep 2012 13:11:33 +0000 Marie Cusick 25496 at http://wrvo.org As New York's fracking decision nears, legal battles loom DEC surveys waterbird populations on Little Galloo Island http://wrvo.org/post/dec-surveys-waterbird-populations-little-galloo-island-0 <p style="margin-bottom: 0in">Every 10 years or so, the Department of Environmental Conservation goes out to Little Galloo Island, 20 miles off the coast of Cape Vincent in Lake Ontario, to survey waterbird populations there. The island, with a few dead trees, some grass and a rocky shoreline, is a haven for colonial waterbirds, with nests of Caspian terns, herring gulls and tens of thousands of ring-billed gulls &ndash; the standard seagull seen throughout the north country.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"> Wed, 06 Jun 2012 14:34:00 +0000 Joanna Richards 20383 at http://wrvo.org DEC surveys waterbird populations on Little Galloo Island Singing American woodcocks announce spring in the north country http://wrvo.org/post/singing-american-woodcocks-announce-spring-north-country <p>Every spring, a state Department of Environmental Conservation biologist drives along north country highways at dawn or dusk, stopping every so often to pull over and listen to the nature sounds.</p><p>She&#39;s listening for the distinctive &ldquo;peent&rdquo; of the singing American woodcock, a brown speckled bird a little larger than a songbird with a long, narrow beak for pulling earthworms out of the newly thawed ground.</p><p> Sat, 19 May 2012 21:00:00 +0000 Joanna Richards 19496 at http://wrvo.org Singing American woodcocks announce spring in the north country State regulation of wastewater is questioned http://wrvo.org/post/state-regulation-wastewater-questioned <p>A new report from Environmental Advocates of New York is questioning the state&#39;s regulation of wastewater from oil and gas wells. The study is based on about 100 drilling applications filed with the Department of Environmental Conservation.</p><p> Mon, 07 May 2012 15:57:05 +0000 Matt Richmond 18824 at http://wrvo.org The future of hydrofracking unclear in New York state http://wrvo.org/post/future-hydrofracking-unclear-new-york-state <p>Earth Day came and went in New York &nbsp;without too much discussion of what many environmentalists believe to be the biggest issue facing the state- when and where the gas drilling process known as hydrofracking will &nbsp;occur.</p><p> Mon, 30 Apr 2012 16:22:51 +0000 Karen DeWitt 18433 at http://wrvo.org The future of hydrofracking unclear in New York state DEC extends public comment period on hydrofracking http://wrvo.org/post/dec-extends-public-comment-period-hydrofracking <p>Bowing to pressure from environmental groups and the public, the state&#39;s&nbsp;Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is extending the public comment period on its draft hydrofracking regulations.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 16px; "> Thu, 01 Dec 2011 13:06:37 +0000 Zack Seward 10342 at http://wrvo.org Maritime shipping officials say new ballast water regulations could cripple industry http://wrvo.org/post/maritime-shipping-officials-say-new-ballast-water-regulations-could-cripple-industry <p>Even as local officials forecast a robust and growing economic impact from maritime shipping, they warn that impact worth many billions of dollars is threatened with extinction. As WRVO's Joyce Gramza reports, the shipping industry says the culprit would be the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.</p> Thu, 17 Nov 2011 12:57:26 +0000 Joyce Gramza 9591 at http://wrvo.org Hundreds show up at hydrofracking hearing Wednesday, bigger crowd expected today http://wrvo.org/post/hundreds-show-hydrofracking-hearing-wednesday-bigger-crowd-expected-today <p>The Department of Environmental Conservation held the first of four public hearings on hydrofracking Wednesday.More than 800 people descended on the vacant Dansville Middle School to rally both for and against the controversial natural gas drilling technique.</p> Thu, 17 Nov 2011 11:45:49 +0000 Zack Seward 9585 at http://wrvo.org New York will vote "no" on interstate fracking rules http://wrvo.org/post/new-york-will-vote-no-interstate-fracking-rules <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Earlier this week, the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) released an updated version of its <a href="http://www.state.nj.us/drbc/naturalgas-REVISEDdraftregs110811.pdf" target="_blank">fracking regulations</a> for its watershed.&nbsp;</p><p>The commission oversees an area that covers four states - New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware - and provides water to more than 15 million Americans, including New York City.</p> Fri, 11 Nov 2011 16:52:33 +0000 Marie Cusick 9289 at http://wrvo.org