The Marcellus Shale Formation
The Rush to Big Natural Gas Profits
By Steve Christ
Thursday, May 8th, 2008
Back in April we first heard about Westchester resident Ang Lee’s latest film, “Taking Woodstock,” a comedy about the part-time hotel manager who issued the permit for the famous concert.
ALBANY – The Communities Against Regional Interconnect group has been told by the state Public Service Commission that its motion seeking to direct NYRI to submit more information for its application has been denied by the state agency.
Power line near the Delaware hits snag
MONTICELLO NY – New York Regional Interconnection, Inc., the company that wants to build a power line from Oneida County to Orange County, with a portion of it running very close to the Delaware River, has hit a snag. A system reliability study was rejected by the Operating Committee of the New York Independent System Operator.
A compromise appears to have been reached between those who want to tear down and those who want to repair the historic Pond Eddy Bridge.
The Daily Mail, Greene County June 2, 2008
CATSKILL — In about seven months the calendar will officially turn to 2009 and, as municipal and community leaders throughout the length of the Hudson Valley are already aware, it will be the 500th anniversary — the quadricentennial — of Henry Hudson’s 1609 discovery and exploration of the river.
HARRISBURG, Pa. -
Neither Range Resources-Appalachia nor Chief Oil & Gas took steps to ensure the streams would be protected from pollution or other harm before conducting exploratory drilling at two sites in Lycoming County, said Robert Yowell, director of the Department of Environmental Protection’s northcentral regional office.
By BRYON ACKERMAN
New York Regional Interconnect has spent almost $14 million on its proposed power line project without proving its necessity, according to a new report from a multi-county group fighting the plan.
Communities Against Regional Interconnect reviewed NYRI’s application to the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and said it found:
* A lack of technical merit.
* Outdated images and maps.
* Assumptions based on incomplete or flawed information.
* Missing information required on the power line’s environmental impact, cultural
HUNTER – The town’s ad-hoc Steering Committee will take comments on June 14 on plans to add 18 miles of road to the existing 12-mile Mountain Cloves Scenic Byway designation along three main thoroughfares.
The session is scheduled for 10 a.m. in Hunter Elementary School on state Route 23A (Main Street) in the village of Hunter.