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NY Finalizes Environmental Impact Statement Prohibiting HF

Posted in Energy
Yesterday, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation issued its findings on the use of high-volume hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas operations in the state.  It concluded:  “In the end, there are no feasible or prudent alternatives that would adequately avoid or minimize adverse environmental impacts and that address the scientific uncertainties and… Continue Reading

NY Farmers Face Disappointment in Wake of State’s HF Ban

Posted in Energy
By way of an update to our earlier post on New York’s hydraulic fracturing ban, the Associated Press profiles farmers who lost the opportunity to develop their mineral rights: While environmental groups are doing a victory dance over New York’s decision to ban fracking, farmers such as apple grower David Johnson are grieving for dashed hopes and… Continue Reading

New York Plans to Ban Hydraulic Fracturing

Posted in Energy
The New York Times reports on Governor Cuomo’s announcement today that New York would ban hydraulic fracturing: Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s administration announced on Wednesday that it would ban hydraulic fracturing in New York State because of concerns over health risks, ending years of uncertainty over the disputed method of natural gas extraction. State officials… Continue Reading

New Marcellus Shale Estimate

Posted in Energy
This is a large increase:  A Penn State University geoscientist estimates that there may be more than  360 Tcf of natural gas recoverable in the Marcellus Shale.  This is seven times greater than his earlier estimate.… Continue Reading