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August 31 2012


State Considering Studying Health Impacts of Fracking

Environmental groups are pressing New York to conduct a study of the health effects of hydraulic fracturing before the state makes its final determination on whether to allow the drilling process.

August 29 2012


Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon Organize Artists Against Fracking

Artists Against Fracking, a new coalition organized by Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon, will spread its message through social media.
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August 07 2012


Swath of the Adirondacks Gains Protection

Most of the land lies within the central lake and tourist region of Adirondack Park in New York State.

July 30 2012


From the Ground Up: An Adventure Begins

A couple quits the city to volunteer for green construction work in Utah, with the ultimate goal of building their own home in rural New York State.

May 06 2012


N.R.C. Skimps on Financial Oversight, Audit Says

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission's estimate for decommissioning a power plant is sometimes far lower than the owner's, a study finds.

May 04 2012


Wastewater Jitters in New York

A proposal to allow fracking in New York State has focused attention on the wastewater generated by conventional natural gas drilling as well.

March 29 2012


A New Weapon in the Fracking Wars

Historic preservationists want the state to require that a survey of local historic and cultural resources be conducted before a drilling permit can be granted.

March 13 2012


A Greener Strategy for New York's Runaway Sewage

An accord is reached on investments in infrastructure for preventing storm water from overwhelming New York City's sewage system and polluting creeks and rivers.

February 10 2012


States Sue E.P.A. Over Delayed Soot Rules

Eleven states argue that drafting new rules in vital to public health. But the Obama administration faces pressure from Republican critics who say that tighter air pollution rules could hurt the economy.

February 07 2012


Fracking Is Not a 'Fait Accompli' for 2012, N.Y. Official Says

The state's top environmental official says his staff faces months of work on revised rules governing the controversial gas drilling process.

February 01 2012


New York's Solar Balance Sheet

Although projections suggest that the costs of installing solar energy may outweigh the benefits in the near term, a report recommends that New York State embrace the technology.

January 27 2012


New York's Fracking Deliberations Inch Along

A meeting with an advisory panel is deferred, suggesting that the decision-making process will not be rushed in coming months.

January 13 2012


January 11 2012


A Deadline for Fracking Comments

New York State wraps up the public comment period on regulations it has proposed for policing a controversial gas extraction method.

December 15 2011


On Our Radar: Superfund Cleanups in N.Y.

Corporations had argued that state regulations require them only to address significant environmental threats, not do a complete cleanup.

December 04 2011


To the Battlements, Mark Ruffalo

Next stop on his protest agenda: Dimock, Pa., where the controversial natural gas drilling process known as fracking is already under way.

December 01 2011


State Fracking Hearings Drew 6,000, N.Y. Says

More than 10,600 people submitted written comments on the controversial drilling method, the state Department of Environmental Conservation said.

November 30 2011


Fracking Forum Moves to New York City

A hearing on proposed state rules governing a natural gas drilling process is expected to draw a big crowd in Tribeca.

October 31 2011


The Fracking Divide: Who Will Prevail in N.Y.?

A new poll shows that New York State residents are almost evenly divided on natural gas drilling. Opposition is stronger upstate, but the question remains whether it is potent enough for New York to do what no state has done: turn away the gas industry's favored technology.

October 27 2011


N.Y. Advisory Panel Delays Report on Fracking

An advisory panel's report on the staff resources that will be needed for New York State to monitor such natural gas drilling had been due next week, but the deadline has been extended to next February.
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