Fracking

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

Fracking Rig (file / credit: MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)

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

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

Poll: New Yorkers Oppose Fracking By Narrow Margin

A poll suggests New York voter sentiment has shifted from support of shale gas drilling to opposition by a narrow margin.

01/17/2013

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: Gas Drilling Safe Under Proposed Rules

An unreleased state report found potential health impacts from fracking are addressed in the Department of Environmental Conservation’s regulatory plan, making a separate health impact study unnecessary.

01/03/2013

Fracking Rig (file / credit: MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)

State Regulators Ask For Extension On Gas Drilling Rules Over Fracking Concerns

New York State environmental regulators have asked for another three months to finalize new gas drilling rules so that a study of the health impacts of practices such as fracking can be completed, an agency spokeswoman said Tuesday.

11/27/2012

Fracking Rig (file / credit: MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Gov. Cuomo Sets Open-Ended Deadline For Fracking Health Assessment Report

The deadline was set for next week for the state to complete its review of hydraulic fracturing, a process that uses water and chemicals to extract natural gas from the earth.

11/20/2012

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Lennon Family, Other Celebrities Launch Anti-Fracking Group In New York

It’s star-power versus the energy industry, as the widow and son of the late John Lennon announced a campaign to prevent natural gas hydrofracking in New York State. Despite the big names involved, supporters of fracking said they won’t back down.

08/29/2012

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New Jersey Assembly Approves Fracking Waste Treatment Ban

Lawmakers have approved legislation that bans hydraulic fracturing byproducts created in other states from entering New Jersey.

06/22/2012

Fracking Rig (file / credit: MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Full New Jersey Assembly To Vote On Fracking Measure

A bill passed the Assembly Environment Committee that would limit the treatment, disposal, and storage of the waste water from the controversial procedure, WCBS 880’s Levon Putney.

06/15/2012

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