Dr. Nirav Shah http://wrvo.org en 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 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 Lawmakers skeptical medical marijuana program can be ready in a year http://wrvo.org/post/lawmakers-skeptical-medical-marijuana-program-can-be-ready-year <p></p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 12:07:39 +0000 Karen DeWitt 50962 at http://wrvo.org 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 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 Storm moves out of New York state, but extreme cold temperatures remain http://wrvo.org/post/storm-moves-out-new-york-state-extreme-cold-temperatures-remain <p></p> Fri, 03 Jan 2014 19:38:23 +0000 Karen DeWitt & Gino Geruntino 49436 at http://wrvo.org Storm moves out of New York state, but extreme cold temperatures remain 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 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 Fracking opponents in New York say 'Gasland' movies help http://wrvo.org/post/fracking-opponents-new-york-say-gasland-movies-help <p>Monday night brought the TV premiere of "Gasland II," a sequel to the original anti-hydrofracking movie. In New York, where Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s decision on fracking is still on hold, both opponents and supporters of the controversial drilling process say the films have helped frame the debate.<p>"Gasland" filmmaker Josh Fox is a frequent participant in anti-fracking rallies at the state Capitol that routinely attract hundreds of people. Tue, 09 Jul 2013 12:55:06 +0000 Karen DeWitt 40777 at http://wrvo.org Fracking overshadows other issues on Earth Day http://wrvo.org/post/fracking-overshadows-other-issues-earth-day <p>On Earth Day lobby day at the state Capitol, whether or not to allow hydrofracking in New York continues to be the dominant issue. Wed, 24 Apr 2013 09:16:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 36690 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 Health officials now say fracking health review nearly done http://wrvo.org/post/health-officials-now-say-fracking-health-review-nearly-done <p>One day after saying they could not speculate on when a key health review on hydrofracking in New York would commence, the state health department has now announced three university experts have been chosen and will review the data.</p><p> Fri, 16 Nov 2012 14:18:03 +0000 Karen DeWitt 29228 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