Fracking/Gas Drilling

Lawmakers, Environmentalists, Urge Cuomo To Ban Oil, Gas Drilling Wastewater

Amid Water Crises, Deadline Approaches for DEC on Fracking Waste

Legislators and environmental organizations called on Governor Andrew Cuomo to complete his commitment to ban fracking, and to protect New York’s clean water, by directing his Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to ban waste from oil and gas operations.

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De Blasio signs Levin bill to ban fracking products

City council enacts first ban in the nation on 0il and natural gas waste products

The Council of The City of New York City Hall New York, N.Y. 10007 DATE: 8/16/2016 CONTACT: Edward Paulino (212) 788-7348 City Council Enacts First Ban in the Nation on Oil and Natural Gas Waste Products CITY HALL—Today, New York City became the nation’s first municipality to ban the use or discharge of natural gas and oil waste products, including from hydraulic fracturing. Intro 446-A protects New York City communities from toxic pollutants and safeguards our water. The waste associated with hydraulic fracturing (“hydro-fracking”) and other natural gas and oil […]

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Riverkeeper Statement Regarding Dimock Fracking Lawsuit Outcome

Two Pennsylvania couples were awarded $4.24 million on Monday by a federal jury, which found Cabot Oil & Gas responsible for contaminating their well water with high levels of methane. Cabot Oil had drilled two natural gas "fracking" wells near their homes.

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Pa. Families Win $4.24M Verdict In Cabot Fracking Trial

RFK Jr. Says Wording Of TransCanada Lawsuit Sets Dangerous Precedent

‘Extra-flammable’ crude oil being stored at Riverhead oil tanks; town officials, first responders kept in the dark

It’s Official: New York State Bans Fracking

Riverkeeper: DEC’s Fracking Ban is Watershed Moment

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