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06.05.14

Study: New oil and gas production generates big savings for schools, states

This study conducted by HIS Global Inc. shows school districts have saved over $1 billion dollars on energy last year due to hydraulic fracturing in the United States. Further, the study shows state and local taxpayers saved another $720 million on other government spending for the same period."

 

05.30.14

New Technology For Cleaning Frac Water Gets Positive Marks in Water Quality Test

"Our patented technologies greatly improve the methodology of removing contaminants from oil field wastewater, and compared with current methods, it is more cost effective, and can be done onsite," said Jeff Soward, President of ARANA Water Technologies.

 

05.29.14

Study: Crude exports yield big economic benefits for New York

A new state-by-state analysis shows that New York could add up to 15,350 jobs and $1.95 billion to the state economy in 2020 if federal restrictions on U.S. crude exports were lifted, said Executive Director of the New York State Petroleum Council (NYSPC) Karen Moreau.

 

05.15.14

Marcellus Shale Education Needed Now More Than Ever

The debate over Marcellus Shale development has taken far too long already but one thing is clear - Marcellus Shale education is needed now more than ever.

 

05.07.14

White House: We back fracking, U.S. energy boom

Republican critics and some in the energy industry have often cast President Obama as hostile to fossil fuels, but the White House on Monday issued a strong endorsement of the domestic oil and gas boom and the controversial drilling technique that has made it possible.

 

05.05.14

Most Democrats "have supported fracking," Schumer says

Sen. Charles Schumer on Monday said most Democrats across the country are in favor of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas, but he was careful to defer to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s decision-making process in New York.

 

05.01.14

Pennsylvania farmer: New York has 'nothing to fear' about fracking (Video)

Pennsylvania dairy farmer Jim Van Blarcom, has had natural gas wells on his land since 2008. "We've had no water problems," the 63-year-old said. "I did enough homework and talked to enough people. I have six grand kids, have a lot of cows and a lot of pigs and I need good water the same as anyone."

 

04.24.14

On Keystone XL, put policy ahead of politics

Upon the latest exasperating delay of the Keystone XL pipeline project, our union - the Laborers' International Union of North America - suggested that the Obama administration grow a set of antlers or take a lesson from Popeye and eat some spinach.

 

04.23.14

What America is Thinking on Energy Issues - Poll: Large majorities of New York voters support investments in oil and natural gas

Strong bipartisan majorities of registered New York voters support increased investment in energy infrastructure, according to a new poll the New York State Petroleum Council unveiled as part of a campaign highlighting the voices of Americans.

 

04.21.14

Union Hammers Obama for 'Gutless' Keystone XL Delay

"The administration is making a political calculation instead of doing what is right for the country."