Natural Gas


Fracking Issue To Concern New York's Next Governor

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The term "fracking," short for hydraulic fracturing, has moved from an obscure type of natural gas extraction to an issue debated by environmentalists, government officials and movie stars. And recent action by outgoing New York Governor David Paterson placed the decision of how to regulate the practice in the hands of the next Governor, Andrew Cuomo.

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Governor Mulls Fracking Ban, as Anti-Gas Drilling Bill Advances

Tuesday, November 30, 2010


Governor Paterson says he hasn't decided whether to sign into a law a bill that would make New York the first state in the nation to temporarily ban a controversial natural gas drilling technique. Late Monday night, the Assembly in Albany voted by a wide margin to approve a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing, or 'fracking.'

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It's A Free Country ®

Hydrofracking: Economic Opportunity or Environmental Hazard - Or Both?

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

"There's interesting conflict on the environmental side, between local people here in the city and in Albany, and in the national environmental groups mostly headquartered in Washington, who look at natural gas and they don't always want to say 'no' to every form of energy. Some national environmental groups have actually had real tension with the local people who don't like it. Because they say, 'I want to say yes to something, and natural gas has a quite a bit about it that's attractive.'"

- Ilya Marritz, WNYC Reporter, on The Brian Lehrer Show


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The Takeaway

Calls for Change after California Pipeline Explosion

Monday, September 13, 2010

When residents of San Bruno, Calif. heard a piercing squeal followed by an earth-shaking crash on Thursday evening, many thought an airplane had crashed in the neighborhood. In fact, even after they were told the deadly fireball that ensued was from an exploded natural gas pipeline, it was hard to believe: Few of them had ever been told the pipeline existed.

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