Category: New York

  • New York Formalizes Ban on Fracking

    The New York Department of Environmental Conservation on Monday officially banned high-volume hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in the state despite the EPA’s multi-year study on hydraulic fracturing concluded that the extraction process has “not led to widespread, systemic impacts on drinking water resources,” nor did the decade-long spread of fracking cause extensive damage to […]

  • New York: Landowners Protest Governor’s Fracking Ban

    Upstream Conventional & Unconventional Onshore Development On January 5, residents of New York’s Southern Tier gathered to protest the recent decision by Governor Andrew Cuomo, the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), and the Department of Health to ban the use of high volume hydraulic fracturing in the state. The event, organized by the Joint Landowners […]

  • New York: Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s Administration Disappoints In Formal Hydraulic Fracturing Ban

    Upstream Conventional & Unconventional Onshore Development New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s administration announced December 17 that it plans to ban hydraulic fracturing in New York State because of what regulators say are its unexplored health risks and dubious economic benefits. New York, which overlies part of the gas-rich Marcellus Shale formation that has led […]

  • New York: Crude Oil Transport Report Released; Calls for Federal Action

    Midstream: [email_link] On December 1, Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office released a report outlining 66 actions for state agencies to undertake in order to make the transport of crude oil by rail or water safer and improve emergency preparedness and response. Actions taken so far include, performing rail safety inspections, preparing first responders, updating and enhancing […]

  • New York: ‘Not One Well’ Campaign Launched

    Upstream Conventional & Unconventional Onshore Development: [email_link] On December 3, a coalition of anti-fracking and environmental groups announced the launch of the “Not One Well” campaign targeting Governor Andrew Cuomo as his administration deliberates a pilot program to permit hydraulic fracturing within the state. The group, which includes the Natural Resources Defense Council, Food & […]

  • New York: Governor Cuomo Facing Pressure for Fracking Decision Following Re-Election

    [email_link] Following his re-election to office, Governor Andrew Cuomo declined to announce his plans for the future of hydraulic fracturing within the state. Instead, Cuomo reasserted that he will wait and consider the results of a New York Department of Health study expected to be released by year’s end.  Advocates on both side of the […]

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