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Ossining, NY – March 7, 2013 – Yesterday afternoon, the New York State Assembly passed a moratorium on issuing fracking permits until May 15, 2012 in legislation that also requires the state to undertake a comprehensive health impact assessment to be completed no later than […] More
Hydraulic fracturing in the Marcellus Shale produces millions of gallons of radioactive waste fluid, which is currently allowed to be spread on roads in 16 counties in New York State and which could be introduced into Putnam County, endangering the health and safety of Putnam […] More
On Tuesday, February 19, the Center for Health, Environment and Justice hosted a webinar by Dr. Jerome A. Paulson on the potential health impacts of high-volume hydraulic fracturing (fracking). Dr. Paulson is a Professor of Pediatrics and of Occupational & Environmental Health at George Washington […] More
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Governor Cuomo is poised to make a crucial decision on fracking without first completing a comprehensive health review. More
The efforts of hundreds of thousands of activists have held off fracking in New York until now, but that could change this month. More
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On the heels of the state’s release of its irresponsible fracking regulations, a new Siena Poll shows that support for fracking among New York voters statewide fell 2 points to 40% while opposition increased by 8 points to 44%. There is also a groundswell of […] More
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Riverkeeper has identified many flaws in the Revised Draft High Volume Hydraulic Fracturing (HVHF) Regulations, but here are ten of our major concerns. Please use these as a guide to help you in preparing your own personalized comments on the regulations. More
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Go see the movie this opening weekend to send the message of New York State’s and the nation’s growing concern about fracking. More
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Now's Your Last Chance to Demand an Open, Transparent, and Science-Based Decision on Fracking More
New York officials say the state’s decision on fracking will not be made until after they hear from the three outside experts they’ve hired to help them review fracking’s impact on public health. Do you trust them? Before you answer, consider these facts: Dr. Lynn […] More

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