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USGS: More Data Needed To Assess Any Fracking-Pollution Link

A new study by the U.S. Geological Survey says more data is needed to be able to say for sure if a link exists between unconventional oil and gas development and degraded water quality.

13 hours ago

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Keystone XL Veto Could Make A Case Against Fracking

The move to veto showcases the Obama administration’s focus on climate change and sheds light on the growing concerns over fracking.

02/26/2015

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Defying GOP, Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Pipeline Bill

Defying the Republican-run Congress, President Barack Obama rejected a bill Tuesday to approve construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, wielding his veto power for only the third time in his presidency.

02/24/2015

Equipment used for the extraction of natural gas is viewed at a hydraulic fracturing site on June 19, 2012 in South Montrose, Pennsylvania. (credit: Spencer Platt/
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Report: Group Weighing Possibility Of Upstate N.Y. Towns Seceding, Joining Pennsylvania

An interest group representing upstate towns is researching whether it is possible for some municipalities to secede from New York state and join Pennsylvania, according to a published report.

02/20/2015

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Congressional Democrats Seek To Step Up Fracking Oversight

Democrats on a congressional oversight panel are stepping up their investigation into how well states are regulating the disposal of oil and gas waste, citing continuing public concern about the potential environmental and health risks of hydraulic fracturing.

02/17/2015

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo Bans Fracking In New York Over Health Concerns

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration prohibited fracking in New York Wednesday citing unresolved health issues and dubious economic benefits of the widely used gas-drilling technique.

12/17/2014

Equipment used for the extraction of natural gas is viewed at a hydraulic fracturing site on June 19, 2012 in South Montrose, Pennsylvania. (credit: Spencer Platt/
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Anti-Fracking Leader, 9 Others Arrested At Upstate Protest

A leader of the anti-fracking movement in New York state was among 10 people arrested Wednesday during protests at an upstate natural gas storage facility, located in a depleted Finger Lakes salt mine.

10/29/2014

Activists rallied against fracking on land and on the water outside of Chelsea Piers on Saturday. (Credit CBS 2)

Activists Rally Against ‘Hydro Fracking’ Outside Of Chelsea Piers

A method of pulling natural gas from deep underground has faced increased scrutiny in New York State.

10/19/2013

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Drinking Dirty Water: Is America’s Water Safety In Jeopardy?

Despite the Safe Drinking Water Act, you and your family may be drinking dirty water.

03/13/2013

Fracking equipment in South Montrose, Pa. (file / credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

N.Y. State Health Commissioner Won’t Wait For Studies On Fracking

New York State Health Commissioner Nariv Shah said Monday that he will not wait for the completion of any studies, and plans a recommendation “in weeks” on whether the state should approve hydraulic fracturing.

03/11/2013

Fracking equipment in South Montrose, Pa. (file / credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

New York State May Suspend Decision On Fracking Until 2015

The New York State Assembly voted Wednesday to suspend until 2015 any action on allowing gas drilling using fracking.

03/06/2013

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Cuomo Awaits Health Study, Delays Decision On Fracking

Cuomo is expected to announce a formal decision after the Department of Environmental Conservation completes its 5-year environmental impact study in the coming weeks.

03/03/2013

Fracking equipment in South Montrose, Pa. (file / credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Liu Wants Exxon To Release Info On Fracking; NYS Reaches Agreement With Cabot Oil

The New York City pension funds hold more than 11 million shares of Exxon stock. Now the funds and City Comptroller John Liu have called on the oil company to release data about its fracking operations.

02/05/2013

Individuals protesting fracking in New York - Jan. 7, 2013 (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Siena Poll: NYers Evenly Split On ‘Fracking’

The Siena Research Institute poll released Monday says voters statewide were split 40-40 percent when asked if the Department of Environmental Conservation should lift a 4 1/2-year-old moratorium on fracking.

02/04/2013

Protestors gathered in Albany on Jan. 23, 2013, demanding Gov. Cuomo reject hydraulic fracturing in New York State. (Photo: CBS 2)

Celebrities Lead Crowd Of 3,000 In Albany Protesting Hydraulic Fracturing

It’s the one political hot potato Gov. Andrew Cuomo dodged in both his budget proposal and his State of the State speech — to frack or not to frack.

01/23/2013

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