DEC: Ban On Fracking In New York State Becomes OfficialA ban on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, officially went into effect in New York state on Monday.
Report: Man-Made Earthquakes Shake Over A Dozen Areas In USMore than a dozen areas in the United States have been shaken in recent years by small earthquakes triggered by oil and gas drilling, a government report released Thursday found.
This Week: Robin Williams Is Protected & Maya Angelou Gets StampedThis week, a late comedian's likeness can't be used for quite some time and a late poet gets honored.
USGS: More Data Needed To Assess Any Fracking-Pollution LinkA 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.
Keystone XL Veto Could Make A Case Against FrackingThe move to veto showcases the Obama administration’s focus on climate change and sheds light on the growing concerns over fracking.
Defying GOP, Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Pipeline BillDefying 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.
Report: Group Weighing Possibility Of Upstate N.Y. Towns Seceding, Joining PennsylvaniaAn 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.
Congressional Democrats Seek To Step Up Fracking OversightDemocrats 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.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo Bans Fracking In New York Over Health ConcernsGov. 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.
Anti-Fracking Leader, 9 Others Arrested At Upstate ProtestA 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.
Activists Rally Against 'Hydro Fracking' Outside Of Chelsea PiersA method of pulling natural gas from deep underground has faced increased scrutiny in New York State.
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.
N.Y. State Health Commissioner Won't Wait For Studies On FrackingNew 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.
New York State May Suspend Decision On Fracking Until 2015The New York State Assembly voted Wednesday to suspend until 2015 any action on allowing gas drilling using fracking.
Cuomo Awaits Health Study, Delays Decision On FrackingCuomo is expected to announce a formal decision after the Department of Environmental Conservation completes its 5-year environmental impact study in the coming weeks.