Or what the frack really happened ? The science - including the political science and the geoscience - decided. Why New York Did Not Get The Fracking It Did Not Deserve "Success has many parents, failure is an orphan." We can summarize why fracking was prohibited in New York with a simple construct - the cost/ benefit ratio - what the environmental risks and economic costs would be to the state and it citizens versus the benefits of shale gas industrialization. Initially, this ratio … [Read more...] about A Brief History of the New York State Frack Ban Movement
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SC: AG staff questions use of eminent domain for pipeline An opinion issued this week by Attorney General Alan Wilson’s staff states that Kinder Morgan might not be eligible to use eminent domain to secure rights of way for its proposed $1 billion Palmetto Pipeline. The 19-page reply to Republican state Sen. Tom Young of Aiken, North Augusta Republican state Rep. Bill Hixon and other legislators lays out the state codes, history and case law pertaining to the use of … [Read more...] about The Daily Frack – July 6
Fracking Pollution: Disgusting, Toxic and Legal “What’s that smell?” I asked that question when I caught a whiff of metallic gas while standing in Lyndia’s front yard. Her house is four hours west of Baltimore in West Union, a town in Doddridge County, West Virginia. Ten active fracking wells sit within one mile of her home. Doddridge County is a hot spot in our country’s fracking boom. I visited the fracking fields there last June to learn first-hand what it’s like to be a “fracking … [Read more...] about Fracking Pollution: Disgusting, Deadly but not illegal . . . .
Over 200,000 comments were delivered to the DEC's bunker in Albany courtesy of the Yoko, Sandra & Sean Delivery Service. (See story below) Bravo to all concerned ! Now time to sue the DEC for trying to turn the Empire State into a fracking banana republic. Here is the breakdown of who helped gather the 200,000 responses. Plus thousands more from individuals, organizations and elected officials. To put this in perspective - this is over 300 times the number of responses the DEC got on … [Read more...] about 200,000 Fracking Comments !
New York is the only state in the United States that has no autonomous environmental agency to oversee fracking and no state tax on gas production at the wellhead to pay for regulations. It is the fracking regulatory equivalent of Eritrea. This is not a coincident of circumstances, this is by conspiracy, by design. Here is a timeline of how this has unfolded: www.NYFrackingScandal.com The Timeline to Frack New York 1972 -- First NYS Oil and Gas regulations 1975 The NY State … [Read more...] about The Timeline to Frack New York
University of Colorado Part of Fracking PR Scheme An investigation by Greenpeace and the Boulder Weekly has found troubling ties between the University of Colorado Boulder and Colorado public relations firms working on behalf of the fracking industry and the Koch brothers. The controversy centers on the partnership between the University of Colorado Leeds School of Business and the Common Sense Policy Roundtable (CSPR), a front group funded by the oil and gas industry. This … [Read more...] about University of Colorado is All Fracked-Up! Daily Frack – Sept. 18
Skirting Cuomo's fracking ban, N.Y. group files proposal BARTON , N.Y. – A proposal to frack for natural gas using gelled propane and sand was announced Wednesday morning at Barton Town Hall in Tioga County. Snyder Farm Group spokesman Kevin "Cub" Frisbie said an application was filed Tuesday with the state Department of Environmental Conservation. The move comes after Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration officially banned large-scale hydraulic fracturing on June 29. The state … [Read more...] about The Daily Frack – July 9
Now is the time to file a response to the proposed fracking regulations directly to the DEC either online or via snail mail and tell them what you really think. They are a comprehensive argument for banning fracking town by town, if not in the state. This may be your last opportunity to comment on how shale gas wells are permitted in New York. If your area does not have a political carve-out in the SGEIS, and if your town or city does not have a land use plan and ordinance that addresses shale … [Read more...] about New York’s Fracking Regulations
We ended the first installment of "Spill Baby Spill the Year in Frackastophes" way back in May. It's been a big year for Fraccidents and Frackastrophes since then, and Fractavist Extraordinaire Richard Averett has brought the list up to date, one fracking mess at a time. Fracking has become America’s deadliest form of energy, a bigger body count in a month than coal in a year. Fracking produces more radioactive HAZMAT material in a few days than the US nuclear industry does in a … [Read more...] about Spill Baby Spill ! Kill Baby Kill ! – 2014 Fraccidents & Frackastrophes
Martens to Depart DEC One day after codifying the state’s fracking ban – the signature issue of his tenure at the helm of the DEC – the agency’s commissioner, Joe Martens, has informed his senior staffers that he plans to depart in July. In an email being sent to all agency employees, Martens says it has been an “honor, an education and a gift” to head the DEC since 2011 – the first year Gov. Andrew Cuomo took office. He also informs staffers that his executive deputy, Marc Gerstman, will … [Read more...] about The Daily Frack – July 1