Fracking/Gas Drilling

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

Official fracking ban a watershed moment for New York

For Immediate Release June 29,2015 Contact: Cliff Weathers, Communications Director 914-478-4501, Ext 239 Riverkeeper: DEC’s groundbreaking Findings Statement on fracking represents a watershed moment in the protection of New York’s communities and natural resources OSSINING, N.Y. – The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) released its widely anticipated Findings Statement on June 29, 2015, officially instating the ban on high-volume hydraulic fracturing (fracking) that Governor Cuomo’s administration courageously announced back in December of 2014. The Findings Statement concludes: “Based on unavoidable adverse environmental impacts and uncertainty regarding the […]

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Riverkeeper: What EPA really said about fracking’s potential to harm our drinking water resources

New York's clean water advocate says EPA’s report provides support for the State of New York to ban fracking.

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Fracking fight almost over: NY is one step closer to a ban on fracking

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