link to complete story here: http://www.timesunion.com/AspStories/story.asp?storyID=887114&category=OPINION var omniture_APvSTAFF;
Pete Grannis, commissioner of the state Department of Environmental Conservation, made a wise decision late last year when he extended the public comment period on proposed rules to govern hydraulic drilling to tap into New York's vast reserve of natural gas. Now, Mr. Grannis should act similarly, and accept the federal Environmental Protection Agency's recommendation to further study the potential cumulative effects of hydraulic fracturing in the Marcellus Shale region, a vast formation that extends from New York -- where it includes the New York City water shed, in the Catskills, and the state's Southern Tier -- into five other states. That's a drilling technique using a high-pressure mix of water, sand and chemicals to fracture gas-bearing rocks deep underground and bring the gas to the surface...
January 11, 2010, New York Daily News Editorial: Protect New York's water: Frackers must not endanger city's reservoirs
Protect New York's water: Frackers must not endanger city's reservoirs
link to complete article is here: http://www.nydailynews.com/opinions/2010/01/11/2010-01-11_protect_new_yorks_water.html
Monday, January 11th 2010, 4:00 AM
Absolutely, positively and inscribed in stone, Gov. Paterson must bar any thought of putting the city water supply at risk by allowing natural gas drilling a hop, skip and a jump from the banks of upstate reservoirs....
link to complete article is here: http://sc-democrat.com/news/0001January/05/news3.htm
SULLIVAN COUNTY — December’s unveiling of a report on gas drilling by the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) struck local advocates and officials differently....
link to complete article is here: http://www.pressconnects.com/article/20100105/NEWS01/1050332/Massa++DEC+must+do+more+to+assess+impact+of+drilling
The state Department of Environmental Conservation has more work to do to address concerns about a controversial process for drilling for natural gas, U.S. Rep. Eric Massa said Tuesday....
January 6, 2010, Syracuse Post-Standard Editorial: Gas Drilling Debate: Gov. David Paterson must step up to protect environment
Gas Drilling Debate: Gov. David Paterson must step up to protect environment
January 06, 2010, 5:02AM
link to complete article is here: http://blog.syracuse.com/opinion/2010/01/gas_drilling_debate_gov_david.html
AP A DRILLING RIG extracts gas on a Pennsylvania farm.
Music in the mountains
On Saturday, January 16, The New York Irish Center, in conjunction with the Irish Studies Program at New York University, will host Music in the Mountains: The Irish Catskills and Traditional Music. The event is the first in a series of lectures that will focus on historically important topics and various aspects of Irish and Irish-American history entitled Know Ireland Better...
Critics drill Gov. Paterson on water plan
link to complete article is here: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/2010/01/05/2010-01-05_critics_drill_dave_on_water_plan.html
Tuesday, January 5th 2010, 4:00 AM
Hands Off the Watershed
link to complete article is here: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/02/opinion/02sat2.html?sq=drilling&st=Search&adxnnl=1&scp=1&adxnnlx=1262643819-st%205suDvAp4mOLPmZ%20qN4A
Published: January 1, 2010
Greene History Notes
When the icehouses reigned
By David Dorpfeld
Greene County Historian
From the middle of the 19th century into the early part of the 20th century, the shores of the Hudson River north of Poughkeepsie were dotted with huge wooden icehouses.....Read more
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