Two days ago, my colleague Clifford Krauss and I wrote about Chesapeake Energy’s decision not to drill in the New York watershed — the environmentally sensitive region that supplies unfiltered water to nine million people.
Ulster County & Watershed Seem Spared, Pressure Intensifies In Delaware Basin
11/5/2009 By Brian Powers
A looming struggle over the prospect of large-scale natural gas drilling here in Ulster County appears over before it began, with the surprise announcement October 28 that the region’s largest gas producer will not seek to drill within the NYC watershed. While the company, Chesapeake Energy, currently has no Ulster County leaseholdings, it does own drilling rights to over 5,000 acres in neighboring Delaware County.
News From New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Decision on off-reservation gaming is near, says Schumer
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The Catskills’ future is up to us
link to complete article is here: http://www.riverreporter.com/issues/09-10-29/columns-visioning.html
Deep Concern Over Gas Drilling in Upstate Counties
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Fight Over Shale Gas Drilling Not OverBy Jad Mouawad
Gas Company Won’t Drill in New York Watershed
By JAD MOUAWAD and CLIFFORD KRAUSS
Published: October 27, 2009
Shale and Our Water
link to complete article is here: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/17/opinion/17sat1.html?_r=1
New York State’s environmental regulators have proposed rules to govern drilling in the Marcellus Shale — a subterranean layer of rock curving northward from West Virginia through Ohio and Pennsylvania to New York’s southern tier. The shale contains enormous deposits of natural gas that could add to the region’s energy supplies and lift New York’s upstate economy. If done carefully — and in carefully selected places — drilling should cause minimal environmental harm.