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Don't Frack With NYNotes from Our Fracking Campaign

On January 28, 2015, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (“DEC”) finalized regulations that will allow permitting of new liquefied natural gas (“LNG”) storage facilities for the first time since 1973, when a catastrophic explosion at a LNG storage facility on Staten Island resulted in the deaths of 40 workers. More
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A decision regarding whether to allow high-volume horizontal hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in New York State has been on hold pending the completion of a New York State Department of Health (DOH) review of information on fracking’s health impacts. Governor Cuomo recently said that he expects DOH to finish its review by the end of this year, meaning a decision on fracking in New York could be just around the corner. More
Algonquin Gas Transmission (Algonquin) has asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for permission to construct the Algonquin Incremental Market (AIM ) Project, an upgrade of more than 37 miles of natural gas pipeline and associated facilities in New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. […] More
The Clinton County legislature recently approved the State’s most rigorous fracking waste ban, which prohibits landfills and wastewater treatment plants from accepting fracking waste, and bans the spreading of fracking waste on all roads within the county. More
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On June 6, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) environmental review of Tennessee Gas Pipeline’s reconstruction project was impermissibly segmented and failed to adequately address the cumulative impacts of the project. More
It would be hard to overestimate the importance of the victory won today by municipalities and grassroots advocates across New York State. In a landmark decision, the State’s highest Court ruled that local municipal governments may decide if and where gas companies can perform the highly industrial practice known as hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) within town borders. More
With only three weeks remaining in this year’s legislative session, time is running out for the New York Legislature to take action on fracking in 2014. Unfortunately, New Yorkers have seen this show before. Help us carry the message that this year must be different: […] More
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The state currently allows the use of brine from conventional, low-volume hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and gas storage in New York to be spread on our roadways for de-icing, dust control and road stabilization. More
We need your help! Join us on May 12th in Albany to talk to state legislators about fracking, the improper handling of its waste, and the need for an official moratorium and comprehensive health impact assessment. More
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Constitution Pipeline Company, LLC (Constitution) has asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for permission to build a 124 mile, 30 inch natural gas pipeline – the Constitution Pipeline – from Susquehanna County, PA to Schoharie County, NY, crossing a portion of the Hudson River […] More