October 16, 2009, New York Times Editorial: Shale and Our Water


Shale and Our Water

 link to complete article is here: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/17/opinion/17sat1.html?_r=1

Published: October 16, 2009

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...

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October 16, 2009, Albany Times Union: Wading in water risk pool DEC says rules curb gas drilling threats, experts not so sure

Wading in water risk pool
DEC chief says new rules curb gas drilling threats, experts not so sure
 link to complete story here: https://www.timesunion.com/AspStories/story.asp?storyID=853527&category=REGION
By BRIAN NEARING, Staff writer
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First published: Friday, October 16, 2009
ALBANY -- State lawmakers are asking for more time to digest a complicated 809-page rule book after Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Pete Grannis testified Thursday that proposed new state controls on natural gas drilling make the environmental risk "infinitesimal."...


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October 22, 2009, Rochester City Newspaper Editorial: SHALE: What about the water?

SHALE: What about the water?

link to complete article here: http://rochestercitynewspaper.com/news/blog/2009/10/SHALE-What-about-the-water/
There's a good reason why so many environmental groups and even politicians - Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, for example - want the DEC to extend the comment period for the DEC's new shale gas-drilling regulations: it's a very complicated topic....


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October 21, 2009, Albany Times Union Editorial: Safe drilling, or risky business?

Safe drilling, or risky business?

First published: Wednesday, October 21, 2009

If a company asked you for permission to drill for natural gas by pumping chemicals into the ground near your well, you would probably ask, "What will you do if you contaminate my water?"

If that company answered "Nothing," you would probably send it packing...

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October 7, 2009, GateHouse News Service: Cheryl Miller: Settling the great porcupine debate

Cheryl Miller

GateHouse News Service
Posted Oct 07, 2009 @ 12:28 PM

One evening last November, my husband and I were driving to meet my dad for dinner when we passed a dead animal on the side of the road. It was dusk, and we were traveling at 55 miles per hour. I gave the dark lump only a cursory glance, just long enough to affirm by shape that it was not somebody’s beloved cat or dog....

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Gas drilling coming to the Finger Lakes?

Department of Environmental Conservation
Marcellus Shale extent covers the Southern Tier and much of the Finger Lakes region
Daily Messenger
Posted Oct 05, 2009 @ 01:07 PM

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October 5, 2009, The New York Times: The Andes Chronicles

October 5, 2009, 9:30 pm

link to complete article is here: http://fish.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/10/05/the-andes-chronicles/?hp


The Andes Chronicles

A friend of mine is running for a seat on the town council, and the other day she and I sat on the porch of the local coffee shop talking about the village she lives in all year round and I call home in the summer and early fall. The town is Andes, N.Y. It is on Route 28, roughly halfway between Woodstock and Cooperstown, about three hours and change from the city. And it flourishes against all odds. I’m trying to figure out why....


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September 22, 2009, Daily Freeman: Belleayre boosters claim foot-dragging by state

Belleayre boosters claim foot-dragging by state

HIGHMOUNT — Supporters of the Belleayre Mountain Ski Center marked the second anniversary of an agreement in principle with a resort developer, saying the state is using the proposal to delay the release of a Unit Management Plan for the ski center....

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September 18, 2009, NY Daily News: Sullivan County in the Catskills just got a lot more desirable


September 17, 2009, Kingston Daily Freeman: Belleayre - 1,200 acres in limbo at resort site

link to complete article is here: http://www.dailyfreeman.com/articles/2009/09/17/news/doc4ab1bf29ce8e3060131694.txt
1,200 acres in limbo at resort site

Thursday, September 17, 2009


ENVIRONMENTAL groups are concerned that two years after the state announced an agreement to allow the Belleayre Resort at Catskill Park to be built, some 1,200 acres of environmentally sensitive land in the town of Shandaken has yet to be protected, as promised in the deal....

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