Commentary

07.31.13

A fracking anniversary

Five years ago last week, then-Gov. David Paterson, citing environmental concerns, temporarily banned large-scale fracking, the natural-gas extraction process that can spur thousands of jobs for New York. Today, alas, there's no sign the state will lift the ban anytime soon - despite a lack of evidence that fracking is unsafe.

 

07.23.13

Gasland II's Luddite Slander Of 'Fracking' Is The Latest Technophobe Attack On Progress

And now they're opposing today's most exciting technological breakthrough, shale energy technology - aka "fracking." Their spokesman is Josh Fox. And July 8th, to worldwide fanfare, HBO broadcast his latest manifesto, Gasland, Part II.

 

07.23.13

Upstate's path to recovery

It seems that New Yorkers would rather listen to Natalie Merchant sing of happiness and sign feel-good petitions created by Yoko Ono than deliver real jobs to the more than 700,000 people out of work in their state.

 

07.22.13

NY History of Naturally Occurring Natural Gas - Burning Springs in Bristol, New York

Water that burns. It has a natural history in New York that goes back to 1669.

 

07.18.13

Letter: Fracking helps provide necessary employment

What anti-frackers must be forgetting are the lives at stake due to problems caused by not using hydraulic fracturing to drill for natural gas.

 

06.13.13

McMahon: New York State is a terrible place to start a business

When a government watchdog as knowledgeable as Steven Greenhut, a Bloomberg View contributor, writes that California deserves to knock New York out of last place in rankings of state business climates, it's tempting to agree. If only he had a stronger case.

 

05.01.13

Guest Viewpoint: N.Y. deserves a fracking chance

More than 800,000 New Yorkers are currently unemployed. Since 2001, at least 1.6 million people have left the state. That's the highest number of any state in the country.

 

04.30.13

Letter: Natural gas gets a bad reputation

With all due respect to the owners of All Good Bakers in Albany ("Food for thought on hydrofracking," April 11), natural gas is far from an unsustainable or short-term energy source.

 

04.16.13

Guest Viewpoint: N.Y. can't afford to pass on natural gas

Opponents of modern natural gas development usually ignore one of its most important benefits - plentiful and inexpensive energy.

 

04.01.13

Cookin' with gas

Cuomo's dithering on fracking is stalling a game-changer for New York's economy