Senate Passes Brooklyn Queens Natural Gas Pipeline Proposal

Senate Passes Brooklyn Queens Natural Gas Pipeline Proposal

The bill proposing a natural gas pipeline extension through the New York area that passed through the House of Representatives earlier this year has just been approved by the Senate.…

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PHOTOS: Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon Launch

PHOTOS: Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon Launch "Artists Against Fracking" Group

At the conference, Sean explained that New York governor Andrew Cuomo has the choice to decide whether to allow shale gas drilling and hydrofracking in New York State.…

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New York Anticipated to Allow Fracking Despite Dangers and Public Outcry

New York Anticipated to Allow Fracking Despite Dangers and Public Outcry

New York is in line to approve state-wide Hydraulic Fracking (the practice of using toxic chemicals and a gas drill to extract hard-to-reach natural resources found within the Earth).

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New York Landowners Assert Their Rights to Natural Gas Fracking

New York Landowners Assert Their Rights to Natural Gas Fracking

Yesterday, a group named the Joint Landowners Coalition of New York held an event at the state capitol in Albany to present a “Declaration of Rights” to drill for natural gas on…

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Propane Fracking Method Could Avoid New York Gas Drilling Ban

Propane Fracking Method Could Avoid New York Gas Drilling Ban

New plans to extract natural gas and oil from shale could bypass New York’s hydraulic fracturing moratorium. The waterless fracking method uses propane instead of the conventional…

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FERC Endorses Natural Gas Pipeline Proposed For New York City & New Jersey

FERC Endorses Natural Gas Pipeline Proposed For New York City & New Jersey

image via Spectra Energy The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has endorsed the proposal for a natural gas pipeline that will stretch through New York City and New Jersey and hook…

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Artist Josephine Meckseper Questions Modern Consumption With Two Massive Oil Pumps in Midtown Manhattan

Artist Josephine Meckseper Questions Modern Consumption With Two Massive Oil Pumps in Midtown Manhattan

Meckseper's initial inspiration came from a trip to Electra, a now desolate town that was once famous for being the oil capital of Texas. The huge mid 20th century oil pumps provide the…

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Fracking Opponents Rally at Manhattan Hearing About New York's Proposed Rules

Fracking Opponents Rally at Manhattan Hearing About New York's Proposed Rules

Fracking opponents made their voices heard loud and clear yesterday at a hearing about New York State's proposed rules for hydraulic fracturing. Hosted at the Borough of Manhattan…

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Doctors Ask New York to Study the Public Health Risks of Fracking

Doctors Ask New York to Study the Public Health Risks of Fracking

As New York State considers whether or not to allow hydraulic fracturing, officials have been conducting a seemingly comprehensive risk assessment, studying the effects of fracking on…

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Flooding From Hurricane Irene Raises New Concerns About Fracking

Flooding From Hurricane Irene Raises New Concerns About Fracking

New Yorkers were shocked when the state issued guidelines that would allow fracking near decrepit tunnels that supply drinking water to NYC, despite alarming research concerning the…

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NY State May Allow Fracking Within 1,000 Feet of NYC's Water Supply Tunnels

NY State May Allow Fracking Within 1,000 Feet of NYC's Water Supply Tunnels

It's a shocking upset for environmental activists and all New Yorkers. A new set of proposed guidelines for fracking in New York State would allow drilling within 1,000 feet of…

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Seeks to Lift Ban on Fracking

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Seeks to Lift Ban on Fracking

In a surprising move, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that he is looking to remove a statewide ban on fracking, much to the dismay of many New Yorkers and environmental…

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NY Aims to Extend Ban on Fracking for Another Year

NY Aims to Extend Ban on Fracking for Another Year

On Monday, the New York State Assembly passed a one year ban on fracking due to rising concerns about the effects it might have on drinking water. Fracking has proven to be very…

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New York Attorney General Sues Federal Government Over Fracking

New York Attorney General Sues Federal Government Over Fracking

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, is sueing the federal government after failing to conduct a full environmental review on the potential dangers of high-volume hydraulic…

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New Yorkers Protest Fracking, Demand Environmental Safety

New Yorkers Protest Fracking, Demand Environmental Safety

Environmental groups from all across New York State came together in Albany earlier this week for a ‘Fracking Day of Action.'

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