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Hydraulic fracturing in the Marcellus Shale produces millions of gallons of contaminated and potentially radioactive waste fluid, which could be sent to Albany wastewater treatment plants or spread on Albany roads. More
Photo: Sara Moriarty
By Evan Preminger On June 17th, more than two thousand five hundred New Yorkers gathered in Albany to make their voices heard. The New York Crossroads rally, co-sponsored by Riverkeeper and over 70 other environmental and citizen action organizations, drew large crowds to the East Capitol lawn in support of a two-year moratorium on high volume horizontal hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) and New York turning away from fossil fuels toward alternative energy solutions. More
Tell Senate leadership – Sens. Jeff Klein and Dean Skelos – to immediately bring the fracking moratorium and hazardous waste bills to a vote, before the Senate goes home on June 21! More
Hydraulic fracturing in the Marcellus Shale produces millions of gallons of radioactive waste fluid, which could be sent to Rockland wastewater treatment plants or spread on Rockland roads. Although the future of high-volume hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) in New York State remains uncertain, drilling in Pennsylvania […] More
On May 2, an appeals court decision in the Dryden and Middlefield cases upheld local zoning laws that ban fracking within town borders, finding that such bans do not conflict with New York State’s Oil, Gas, and Solution Mining Law (OGSML). More
PA residents, Sens.Carlucci, Tkaczyk, Perkins
Recently, I was fortunate to be able to join a tour of high-volume horizontal hydraulic fracturing (fracking) sites and infrastructure in Susquehanna County, PA with several of our partners and NY State Sens. Carlucci, Tkaczyk, and Perkins. More
Revelations this week about three of the consulting firms involved in New York State’s ongoing environmental review process assessing high volume horizontal hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) raise serious questions about conflicts of interest and add to the list of fundamental flaws in the review process. More
Call Governor Cuomo today at (866) 584-6799 and tell him that he must keep his promise to protect our health and safety, and wait for the science and facts from critical health studies before making a decision about whether to move forward on fracking! More
Middlefield Neighbors, a grassroots anti-fracking group from the small town of Middlefield, NY demonstrate their opposition to fracking. Photo via Flickr 350.org
Oral argument in the Dryden and Middlefield municipal fracking ban cases was heard yesterday, March 21, 2013, at the Appellate Division, Third Judicial Department, in Albany. More
New York has a unique opportunity to learn from the unfortunate experiences of others in states that decided to move forward with fracking before understanding what the health and human costs would be. More

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