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The Takeaway

Fracking Takes Toll on Texas Air

Monday, March 03, 2014

Fracking has boomed in Texas, a state with a deep history of oil and energy exploration. While many have profited from the energy boom, hundreds more are finding that the air smells funny, their heads hurt, and their noses are bleeding. But with minimal regulation, and no comprehensive health studies, residents have little recourse. Lisa Song, a reporter for InsideClimate News, explains the health impacts for local residents and the politics at play in the Eagle Ford Shale.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Modern Love and Fracking in Texas

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Daniel Jones, the editor of the Modern Love column in the New York Times, talks about 10 aspects of love that he’s seen over and over in the 50,000 stories that have crossed his desk in the last 10 years. Plus, we'll take a look at the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas, which is one of the most active hydraulic fracturing sites in North America and how natural gas drilling has affected air quality there.

The Leonard Lopate Show

Air Quality and Fracking the Eagle Ford Shale in Texas

Thursday, February 20, 2014

The Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas covers 26 counties and 20,000 square miles, and it's one of the most active hydraulic fracturing sites in North America. Jim Morris from the Center for Public Integrity examines what impact natural gas drilling has had on the communities in Southern Texas and how production has adversevely affected air quality. 

 

 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Toxic Air Pollution and Fracking in Texas

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Lisa Song, reporter for Inside Climate News, discusses her team's investigative reporting on the connection between toxic air pollution and people getting sick around fracking sites in Texas.

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WNYC News

Questions Surround NY's Fracking Health Study

Monday, February 03, 2014

The state’s health commissioner is scheduled to testify before the legislative fiscal committee Monday morning.

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WNYC News

Fracking in NY Delayed at Least Another Year

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Opponents of the controversial extraction technique can breathe a sigh of relief, for now. In his budget this year, Gov. Cuomo isn't asking for the additional staff to issue permits that would signal the start of the process.

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WNYC News

Bankrupt Fracking Company Sues Cuomo Administration Over Delays

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

A bankrupt energy company is suing the Cuomo Administration over the long-delayed decision on whether to allow hydro fracking in New York. The company's attorney said the action was prompted by remarks made by Governor Cuomo’s health commissioner earlier this week.

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WNYC News

Cuomo Says Fracking Decision May Take Even Longer

Monday, December 16, 2013

Governor Andrew Cuomo says he may not decide whether the state should go ahead with hydro fracking for natural gas until after the November 2014 elections.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Cracking Fracking

Monday, November 18, 2013

Gregory Zuckerman, special writer at The Wall Street Journal and the author of The Greatest Trade Ever and The Frackers: The Outrageous Inside Story of the New Billionaire Wildcatters (Portfolio Hardcover, 2013), profiles the men who "discovered" hydro-fracking as a profitable means to extract energy from shale and started the controversial industry.

→ EVENT: Gregory Zuckerman will be reading tonight at The Half King Bar & Restaurant, 505 W 23rd Street, at 7 PM.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Monday Morning Politics; Fire Island Breach; Fracking Founders

Monday, November 18, 2013

Capital New York’s Azi Paybarah and WNYC’s Brigid Bergin discuss what’s happening in New York City politics. Plus: Molly Ball of The Atlantic looks at the politics behind the Obamacare rollout and more national news; freelance journalist Will James explains why a breach on Fire Island caused by Superstorm Sandy has had an unexpectedly positive environmental consequence; author and Wall Street Journal writer Gregory Zuckerman discusses his new book, The Frackers: The Outrageous Inside Story of the New Billionaire Wildcatters; and we open the phones to hear where you’ve seen the new green outer borough taxis. 

WNYC News

Landowners To File Lawsuit Against Fracking Delays

Sunday, November 17, 2013

A landowners group says it intends to file a lawsuit against what it says are the Cuomo Administration’s unreasonable delays on hydro fracking before the end of the year.

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WNYC News

Assemblywoman on Fracking Panel Calls to End Health Review

Thursday, October 10, 2013

A lawmaker from Binghamton who is on the Cuomo Administration’s hydro fracking advisory panel is asking for a do-over of an ongoing health review, saying the secretive process has compromised public confidence.

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WNYC News

President Obama to Be Greeted by Anti-Fracking Protesters

Monday, August 19, 2013

President Obama is planning on visiting upstate New York this week to promote an education plan. But whenever a major politician visits the region, the issue of fracking is often on the agenda, whether they like it or not. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Gasland Part II - on Fracking

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Josh Fox, director of “Gasland Part II,” talks about hydraulic fracturing, the controversial method of extracting natural gas and oil, now being used worldwide. The film shows how the stakes have been raised on all sides of the issue, and looks at the influence oil and gas industries have in Washington. “Gasland Part II” airs on HBO in July 11 at 4:15 pm (see schedule for other screenings).

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Guest Picks: Josh Fox

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Filmmaker Josh Fox was on the Lopate Show July 11, 2013, talking about Gasland Part II, the followup to his 2010 documentary about hydraulic fracturing—or fracking. He shared a few of his favorite things with us.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Martha Plimpton Hosts: Prop 8 Lawyer David Boies; Best Musicals; Lucy Wainwright Roche; Fracking

Thursday, July 11, 2013

She speaks with David Boies, co-lead counsel in the legal challenge to California’s Proposition 8. Singer-songwriter Lucy Wainwright Roche discusses her latest album “Fairytale and Myth,” and Josh Fox discusses hydraulic fracturing and “Gasland Part Two,” the follow-up to his Oscar-nominated documentary.

Here's The Thing

Josh Fox

Monday, July 08, 2013

Josh Fox didn't set out to be a documentary filmmaker, but when his family was contacted by a company offering a lot of money for drilling rights, he felt compelled to investigate.  

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The Takeaway

New Mexico County Bans Hydrofracking

Friday, June 28, 2013

While industry experts point to hydrofracking's possibilities for U.S. energy independence, some are extremely concerned about the consequences for the environment, particularly ground water. For that reason, Mora County, New Mexico recently became the first county in the nation to ban hydraulic fracturing. Carrie Jung, reporter for KUMN, spoke with the county's commissioner, and discusses why the county decided to ban the practice.

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On The Media

Calling for a National Conversation, Offshore Leaks, and More

Friday, June 21, 2013

Brooke looks into just what it means to have a national conversation about government surveillance, international journalists focus on another big leak story, and the dubious explanatory power of bathtubs. 

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On The Media

Fracking Feud

Friday, June 21, 2013

As hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as fracking, continues its spread throughout the nation, oil industry representatives and environmentalists vie for control over coverage of the issue. Brooke speaks to ProPublica's Abrahm Lustgarten about how advocates on both sides of the issue are attempting to control the narrative.

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