Am I naive but can the people of New York State ban “fracking” in the State? Can we issue cease and desist orders for any such operations existing in the State? Or is it because they approach individual home owners who need the money that they agree to let them drill on their “property”? We should do everything in our power to discontinue or prevent the use of this process. Continue reading
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ALBANY, N.Y. — The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation says seven campgrounds and two day-use areas in the Adirondack and Catskill parks will not open in 2010. At fault is the state’s fiscal crisis.
Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) tonight informed various stakeholders that it will announce tomorrow the commencement of the first phases of a comprehensive research study to investigate the potential adverse impact that hydraulic fracturing may have on water quality and public health. Congressman Maurice Hinchey (D-NY) tonight applauded the start of the EPA’s study. Hinchey authored the provision that urged the EPA to conduct the study after questions were raised regarding the safety of the natural gas drilling process.
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Project ‘Alive And Kicking’ Says Gitter;
DEC Reports Quiet On The Western Front
2/25/2010 By Brian Powers
If packed houses suggest anticipation, then the overflow crowd at 7:30 in the morning seemed primed for news last week, as proposed Belleayre Resort developer Dean Gitter addressed an Ulster County Chamber of Commerce breakfast at Kingston’s Holiday Inn. It was Gitter’s fourth such update of the past decade to one of his few reliably supportive audiences, and the first time since 2007 that he’s publicly addressed the long-delayed project’s status.
"The Belleayre Resort is alive and kicking and moving nicely towards its reality," said Gitter, adding that while he’s "more enthusiastic than ever, it’s not a done deal."