Sunday, December 02, 2012
By Tracie Hunte : Assistant Producer, WNYC News
A pipeline operator is moving forward with plans to build a natural gas pipeline through the Rockaways and under Jamaica Bay, despite concerns about the area's vulnerability to storms like Sandy.
Tuesday, May 08, 2012
By Marc Garber : Host, WNYC News
Newark, NJ —
A vote on whether to allow Hess to build a controversial natural gas power plant in Newark will go in front of the city's planning board this week.
Friday, September 09, 2011
Mireya Navarro, environmental reporter for The New York Times focused on the New York region and the author of Green Wedding: Planning Your Eco-Friendly Celebration (Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 2009), talks about the state DEC report on hydraulic drilling for natural gas, the economic impact of drilling, and the start of the public comment period.
Thursday, August 04, 2011
The oil and gas industry drills natural gas wells with a technique called hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. And for decades, both industry executives and regulators have maintained that it’s safe. In an appearance before congress in January of last year, Rex W. Tillerson, the chief executive of ExxonMobil, claimed that "there is not one, not one, reported case of a fresh water aquifer having ever been contaminated from hydraulic fracturing, not one." Now, there is one.
Thursday, April 28, 2011
By Alec Hamilton : Assistant Producer, WNYC News
— T. Boone Pickens, oil and gas executive, on The Brian Lehrer Show.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
By Ilya Marritz
Federal regulators have subpoenaed records from energy company Halliburton in a clash that could have ramifications for New York's natural gas industry.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Russia is attempting to stake out both literal and diplomatic territory over the division of natural resources in the Arctic region.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Last night the documentary "Gasland" aired on HBO. The film focuses on the health and environmental dangers involved in drilling for natural gas. It's the work of director Josh Fox, who started the project after his family in Northeastern Pennsylvania was offered nearly $100,000 from an energy company to take their 19.5 acres of land for hydraulic fracturing. Fox traveled to towns across America where land, water, animals and people have been negatively impacted by natural gas drilling.
First Take: Desperate Financial Times in the Gulf, Homelessness, Documentary on Natural Gas Drilling
Monday, June 21, 2010
Arwa Gunja, here on the evening shift.
Earlier today, the Supreme Court ruled on what many legal experts are calling the most significant decision on free speech in terrorism cases. In a 6-3 ruling, the Court said neither domestic organizations nor individuals can provide “material support” to foreign terrorist groups. It is still unclear what “material support” means and how far-reaching the implications of the ruling may be. Tomorrow morning we’ll talk with David Cole, who provided legal counsel for the Humanitarian Law Project, the plaintiff in the case.
In another court case that began today, a Connecticut judge will soon decide whether cheerleading classifies as a sport. In the case, the Quinnipiac University women’s volleyball team has sued the school for cutting its budget to fund the cheerleading squad. The volleyball team says that cheerleading is not a sport under Title IX, the civil rights law that requires schools to equally allocate resources to men’s and women’s sports teams. Linda Carpenter the author of “Title IX,” will explain how the groundbreaking law works, and whether cheerleading qualifies.
Speaking of higher education, tomorrow we’re asking, is graduate school really worth it? More than a quarter of people graduating with a Bachelors Degree this year will go on to pursue graduate degrees. But do graduate degrees increase your chances of finding a job and does the ratio of debt to salary cancel out of the benefits of the degree? Takeaway work contributor Beth Kobliner will weigh in, along with a former graduate student. What do you think? If you went to graduate school, was it worth it? And if you are currently unemployed, are you thinking about going back to school? To share your comments, call us at 877-8-MYTAKE or leave us a message here on our website.
Thursday, April 01, 2010
President Obama unveiled plans to expand oil and natural gas drilling off the coasts of the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico and north coast of Alaska, yesterday. If implemented, the move is expected to decrease the country's dependency on foreign fuels, please oil and gas companies and Republicans, but anger those on the left and environmental groups.
Thursday, December 17, 2009
This week, Exxon acquired XTO Energy, one of the largest domestic producers of natural gas. Natural gas is considered a cheaper and greener form of energy due to its somewhat lower carbon footprint... but the companies who may own the natural gas market may wind up being the same oil giants we already know. Daniel Yergin, chairman of IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates, is joined by Lisa Margonelli, from the New America Foundation, to explain what these developments in the natural gas market signify.
Friday, January 09, 2009