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Photo: Innovation Trail
Photo: Innovation Trail

Fracking may be approved by February

The Cuomo Administration could be headed toward approval of hydraulic fracturing in New York by the end of February, when a 90-day extension on a rule making process ends.  Go to full article
Drilling rig in the Marcellus Shale region. Photo: Laurie Barr
Drilling rig in the Marcellus Shale region. Photo: Laurie Barr

Anti-fracking group calls health review process "surreal"

A coalition of environmentalists and elected officials called on Governor Cuomo's health and environmental agencies to provide more information on a health review on hydraulic fracturing that they say has been shrouded in secrecy.  Go to full article

DEC: no fracking decision until health study is done

The Cuomo Administration says it won't be ruling on whether to allow hydraulic fracturing in New York until an ongoing health review is finished.

The delays have have forced the state's Department of Environmental Conservation to open another public comment period, beginning December 12.  Go to full article
A hydrofracked well and drilling pad in Pennsylvania. Photo: Matt Richmond
A hydrofracked well and drilling pad in Pennsylvania. Photo: Matt Richmond

NY Environmental officials release revised fracking regs

New York environmental officials have released a revised set of proposed regulations for hydraulic fracturing for natural gas and will begin taking public comment on them in December.  Go to full article
Where drillers want to use hydrofracking in New York: pending well permit applications for high-volume hydraulic fracturing. Image: Innovation Trail
Where drillers want to use hydrofracking in New York: pending well permit applications for high-volume hydraulic fracturing. Image: Innovation Trail

Legal, health experts weigh in on latest fracking delay

A legal expert says that the Cuomo Administration's decision to delay action on making the decision about hydraulic fracturing in New York for another 90 days makes sense.

Meanwhile, some health care professionals say a review underway on the health effects of fracking is a sham.  Go to full article
Drilling rig in the Marcellus Shale region. Photo: Laurie Barr
Drilling rig in the Marcellus Shale region. Photo: Laurie Barr

NY will miss fracking rules deadline

New York State's Department of Environmental Conservation confirms it will miss a key deadline and delay approval of hydrofracking in New York once again.

Anti-fracking forces see an opportunity in the likely new delay, while those waiting to benefit economically from the gas drilling process are feeling frustrated.  Go to full article
Where drillers want to use hydrofracking in New York: pending well permit applications for high-volume hydraulic fracturing. Image: Innovation Trail
Where drillers want to use hydrofracking in New York: pending well permit applications for high-volume hydraulic fracturing. Image: Innovation Trail

NYS will miss fracking deadline

New York State will miss the November 29th regulatory deadline to complete a review of the health impacts of high volume hydraulic fracturing, Governor Cuomo confirmed yesterday.

The missed deadline means that March 1st next year is the earliest the final version of the regulations to govern fracking in the state will be released.  Go to full article

Fracking companies "exhausted" by NYS review

Gas drilling companies in New York State says they're "exhausted" by a more than four year long review process on whether to allow hydro fracking in New York, that they say they now fear will drag on into 2013.  Go to full article
A tanker trucks transports water for hydrofracking operations in Susquehanna County, Pa. Photo: Marie Cusick
A tanker trucks transports water for hydrofracking operations in Susquehanna County, Pa. Photo: Marie Cusick

Fracking review could come sooner than expected

One day after saying they could not "speculate" on when a key health review on hydrofracking in New York would commence, the New York State Department of Health has now announced three university experts have been chosen and will review the data.  Go to full article
Where drillers want to use hydrofracking in New York: pending well permit applications for high-volume hydraulic fracturing. Image: Innovation Trail
Where drillers want to use hydrofracking in New York: pending well permit applications for high-volume hydraulic fracturing. Image: Innovation Trail

More delay possible on hydrofracking

New York State is facing a Nov. 29 deadline to write rules for the controversial gas drilling method hydraulic fracturing.

If the Department of Environmental Conservation Department doesn't complete its work by that date, the rule making process, possibly including public hearings, would have to start all over again. And a delay in a heath study, which could take months, means that could happen. It could possibly include more public hearings, and add several more months if not years to a review process that's been going on since 2008.  Go to full article

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