The New Yorkers Against Fracking coalition is planning a rally in Albany to urge Gov. Andrew Cuomo to keep fracking out of the state. Opponents of fracking in the Empire State are worried that draft rules for gas wells has paved the way for gas well permits in advance of needed scientific scrutiny.>> Read More
Cornell University Sustainable Design will host the “Interdisciplinary Sustainability Student Summit” at General Assembly, 902 Broadway in the Flatiron District, on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Students from other colleges and high school students are welcome to attend, as the group aims to foster an intercollegiate discussion about sustainability issues.>> Read More
New York is among the top states in the nation for the number of workers who are making components for clean, fuel-efficient vehicles, according to a new report.>> Read More
The punchline to that headline, in case you don’t know: “So stop fracking with it.”
New Yorkers do enjoy wonderful water, from upstate watersheds that filter the water the old fashioned way, with plants, trees and earth.>> Read More
The EPA has proposed examining every aspect of hydraulic fracturing, from water withdrawals to waste disposal, according to a draft plan the agency released Tuesday. If the study goes forward as planned, it would be the most comprehensive investigation of whether the drilling technique risks polluting drinking water near oil and gas wells across the nation.
The agency wants to look at the potential impacts on drinking water of each stage involved in hydraulic fracturing, where drillers mix water with chemicals and sand and inject the fluid into wells to release oil or natural gas. In addition to examining the actual injection, the study would look at withdrawals, the mixing of the chemicals, and wastewater management and disposal. The agency, under a mandate from Congress, will only look at the impact of these practices on drinking water.>> Read More