New Yorkers believe that the economic benefits of drilling for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale outweigh the risk of potentially harmful environmental repercussions, according to today's Quinnipiac University Poll. The poll finds that 44 percent of New Yorkers think the economic pros of hydrauli ... More >>
America's hydraulic fracturing gold rush portends the greatest environmental disaster of a generation
Rock and roll, 62-ish, died Friday at 30 Rockefeller Center in Manhattan after a courageous battle with poor taste. At the time of its death, rock and roll was surrounded by friends, family, and comedian Jimmy Fallon, as Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon -- the former wife and son (respectively) of Beatle Jo ... More >>
Mayor Mike Bloomberg has had his share of public reservations about hydrofracking, urging government honchos to keep drilling far from NYC's water. The City's environmental agency is on board, too. But a strange little newsletter released this afternoon from the Department of Environmental Protect ... More >>
via NYTWhile America is still pretty sore at BP for that whole oil spill debacle -- the repercussions in terms of lawsuits and penance to pay is not over yet, oh no -- Russia is being pretty darn friendly to them all of a sudden, a bit surprising considering how strained relations were betwee ... More >>
via WAFBNot even kidding, though we wish we were. An offshore oil rig owned by Mariner Energy exploded this morning west of the site of the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion, about 80 miles south of Vermillion Bay along the central Louisiana coast. Update: CNN reports that according to Louisian ... More >>
According to an interview today with Sky News, Tony Hayward has "has a new role" in dealing with the oil spill in the Gulf. Turns out, as a geologist, he was never going to be much good at PR, and so someone with the far more promising name of Bob Dudley (BP's managing director) will be takin ... More >>
More refreshing without the natural gas drilling.While oil drilling has made a sorry wreck of the Gulf coast, another kind of drilling could threaten New York's water supply.
Here's a strange one: a filing by Ben Raines at the Alabama Press-Register on Monday evening shows up online with a headline announcing "Another Gulf oil spill: Well near Deepwater Horizon has leaked since at least April 30." Some bloggers may have noted it. But why aren't we hearing anything ... More >>
Despite preliminary guidelines released by the state Department of Environmental Conservation, which declined to ban natural gas drilling inside the New York City watershed, Acting New York City DEC Chair Steven Lawitts says that drilling for natural gas upstate could pollute water for 15 million pe ... More >>
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