Cuomo: Fracking Study Expected Before End of 2014

In a debate on October 22, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that he expects a report by the Department of Environmental Conservation and the Department of Health examining the potential health impacts of fracking to be released by the end of the year. Despite pushback from both environmentalists and mineral rights holders, Cuomo has… More »

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 »

Fracking Fights Stay Local

An article by AlterNet outlines how battles over fracking are being fought largely at the local level in areas like New York and Colorado. In towns like Vestal, New York, landowners are forming collectives to counter efforts of anti-fracking activists pushing for limits on oil and gas drilling. AlterNet reports that “in areas like Vestal,… More »