fracking http://wrvo.org en Draft energy plan draws criticism from environmental activists http://wrvo.org/post/draft-energy-plan-draws-criticism-environmental-activists <p></p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 11:43:02 +0000 Ellen Abbott 52308 at http://wrvo.org Draft energy plan draws criticism from environmental activists 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 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 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 New York's top court asked to hear fracking home rule cases http://wrvo.org/post/new-yorks-top-court-asked-hear-fracking-home-rule-cases <p>New York’s top court has been asked to decide whether local governments can ban the practice of hydraulic fracturing.</p><p>Last month a mid-level appeals court ruled unanimously in favor of upholding local bans in the towns of Dryden and Middlefield, meaning there’s no requirement for the case to be taken up by the top court.</p> Wed, 05 Jun 2013 17:02:00 +0000 Kate O'Connell 39020 at http://wrvo.org Court upholds 'home rule' over drilling laws http://wrvo.org/post/court-upholds-home-rule-over-drilling-laws <p>In two separate rulings Thursday, New York's appellate court, the state's second highest court, ruled that the state's Oil, Gas and Solution Mining Law (OGSML) does not preempt municipal land use laws. Thu, 02 May 2013 17:48:42 +0000 Matt Richmond & Matthew Leonard 37177 at http://wrvo.org Court upholds 'home rule' over drilling laws A loose collection of groups makes up state's fracking opposition http://wrvo.org/post/loose-collection-groups-makes-states-fracking-opposition <p>When philosophy professor Mike Gorr and his wife were looking for a place to retire, they took a trip from Illinois to the Finger Lakes region. Mon, 29 Apr 2013 13:52:05 +0000 David Chanatry 36962 at http://wrvo.org A loose collection of groups makes up state's fracking opposition Fight to stop proposed gas storage facility continues with activists' release from jail http://wrvo.org/post/fight-stop-proposed-gas-storage-facility-continues-activists-release-jail <p>Three opponents of a proposed gas storage facility near Seneca Lake were released from jail early Thursday. The activists were sentenced to fifteen days after trespassing on property owned by Inergy Corporation, but were released after about a week. Inergy is seeking approval to store millions of barrels of butane and propane in an old salt cavern near Watkins Glen. Fri, 26 Apr 2013 17:58:01 +0000 Sidsel Overgaard 36855 at http://wrvo.org Fight to stop proposed gas storage facility continues with activists' release from jail Avon fracking ban upheld http://wrvo.org/post/avon-fracking-ban-upheld <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>The town of Avon has become the third community in upstate New York to win a court case over the right to ban fracking operations.</p><p> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 20:31:54 +0000 Kate O'Connell 35099 at http://wrvo.org Avon fracking ban upheld Fracking Rule Delays Rile New Yorkers http://wrvo.org/post/fracking-rule-delays-rile-new-yorkers Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>This is MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Renee Montagne.<p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>And I'm Steve Inskeep. Good morning.<p>Horizontal hydro-fracking has transformed the energy market. Drillers get natural gas out of the ground by drilling down, then sideways, using water pressure to unlock energy - natural gas. Wed, 20 Mar 2013 13:43:31 +0000 editor 35019 at http://wrvo.org Vermont - New York natural gas pipeline stirs debate http://wrvo.org/post/vermont-new-york-natural-gas-pipeline-stirs-debate <p>At a public meeting in Hinesburg, Vt. last month, residents crowded into the town hall to ask questions about a natural gas pipeline that might be going through their community. &nbsp;</p><p class="p1">Mark Ames wasn’t too happy. "I’m not interested in having a gas line either through in front of my house, 20 feet in front of my house, or behind my house, through my fields," he said. Tue, 19 Feb 2013 10:17:00 +0000 Sarah Harris 33425 at http://wrvo.org Vermont - New York natural gas pipeline stirs debate 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 Insurance industry prepares new products to deal with fracking http://wrvo.org/post/insurance-industry-prepares-new-products-deal-fracking <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>Nationwide Insurance announced earlier this year that damage from hydraulic fracturing won't be covered under its homeowner policies.</p><p> Sat, 10 Nov 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Matt Richmond 28902 at http://wrvo.org Insurance industry prepares new products to deal with fracking