Posts Tagged ‘Drilling’

WS POL PUSHES DRILLING MORATORIUM

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By Dan Rivoli An Upper West Side state lawmaker wants a moratorium on the “hydrofracking” method of drilling for natural gas near the city’s water supply. Assembly Member Daniel O’Donnell asked for the suspension on drilling in New York State in an Oct. 1 letter to Gov. David Paterson, and state and city environmental commissioners [&hellip
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NEW DRILLING RULES ANNOUNCED

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New regulations announced April 23 were designed to end natural gas drilling near New York City’s drinking water source. But the rules have sparked a backlash among environmental advocates, who claim that the state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) missed an opportunity to ban drilling near the city’s water supply altogether
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The Dangers of Drilling

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The state is currently collecting public comments on a proposal that would allow a certain type of natural gas drilling upstate, where the city gets its water supply. Now is the time for all New Yorkers—and especially Mayor Michael Bloomberg—to make their voices heard so this plan gets a much more in-depth evaluation before moving [&hellip
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POLS PROTEST UPSTATE DRILLING

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When the state laid out rules on Sept. 30 for natural gas drilling upstate, elected officials miles away in New York City said, “kill the drill.” That is because the drilling, believed to contaminate water, would be allowed near watersheds where city residents get their drinking water. Borough President Scott Stringer, along with other city [&hellip
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CALL FOR DRILLING HEARING

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Last week, State Sen. Tom Duane and James Gennaro, chair of the City Council’s Environmental Protection Committee, requested a New York City hearing on the impending drilling of the Marcellus Shale. The Marcellus Shale rock formation in upstate New York is a potential source of natural gas, which would only be accessible through a new [&hellip
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