Cuomo Accused of Altering Fracking Study

Capital New York released a report suggesting that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office “edited and delayed” a federal water study it commissioned from the U.S. Geological Survey in order to downplay the potential health and environmental risks of fracking. Capital points out the removal from an earlier draft of the report of a reference… More »

Mineral Royalty Owners Sue Denton, TX

A group of mineral royalty owners has sued the city of Denton, claiming that the city’s moratorium on fracking is a violation of their property rights. The AP reports that “Denton lawyer Charles Chandler Davis filed a lawsuit in Denton County earlier this month on behalf of Arsenal Minerals and Royalty, NASA Energy Corp. and… More »

Poll Shows Majority of PA Voters Support Fracking

The Associated Press reports that a poll conducted by Quinnipiac University in June shows that 58 percent of Pennsylvania voters support the development of natural gas resources in the Marcellus Shale. However, a majority of voters (57 percent) oppose drilling on the state’s parks and forests and 39 percent are less likely to vote for Governor Tom… More »

NC Oil and Gas Hearings Conclude on Friday

This Friday is the fourth in a series of public hearings that the North Carolina Mining and Energy Commission is having regarding the state’s proposed oil and gas regulations. According to the Asheville Citizen-Times, “Each of three previous hearings held in the Piedmont to discuss rules drew hundreds of people, and Friday’s hearing has been… More »