Monday, February 20, 2012

New york fracking

  • ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — One of the most contentious issues in the debate over shale gas drilling in New Yorks share of the Marcellus Shale region — how to handle millions of gallons of contaminated wastewater — remains unsettled.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • From Upstate nuns to downstate doctors, from Jews Against Hydrofracking to the Gases for God Coalition, tens of thousands of New Yorkers have told the state what they think about hydrofracking.
  • (Syracuse Post-Standard)
  • Pete and Jack Diehl grew up in the tall clapboard house their German immigrant ancestors built in 1842, on a hillside overlooking a creek in the Catskills. Sharp-featured and lean, the brothers run dairy farms within a couple miles of each other.
  • (Los Angeles Times)
  • "As it stands, it is clear that we should hold off on hydro-fracking in New York State, at least until we are certain that these concerns have been addressed," Martin writes.
  • (LongIslandPress)
  • New York may begin approving permits to allow hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in the state by year's end. According to an International Business Times report, the state's Dept.
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  • (2) New York Proceeds Cautiously How New York State handles fracking could influence policy making, regulation and enforcement in other states. Thats pretty much how U.S. EPA regional administrator Judith Enck sees it.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • Cerberus Capital Management, the private-equity powerhouse best known for its ownership of failed Chrysler, is looking to get into the fracking business in a big way.
  • (New York Post)

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