The Southern Tier of New York sits above the gas-rich Marcellus Shale, and the state has yet to decide whether to conduct hydraulic fracturing to tap into it.
Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said that hydraulic fracturing can be done safely and there has been no evidence the drilling technique causes groundwater contamination.
Karen B. Moreau, Executive Director of the New York State Petroleum Council, issued the following statement today regarding the fifth anniversary of New York State's moratorium on hydraulic fracturing.
A landmark federal study on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, shows no evidence that chemicals from the natural gas drilling process moved up to contaminate drinking water aquifers at a western Pennsylvania drilling site, the Department of Energy told The Associated Press.
The pro-fracking conspiracy in the United States is so vast that it evidently encompasses the Environmental Protection Agency, famously a tool of the oil and gas industry.
Explosions, poisons, pollution, cancer, and global warming all considered.
There is a light that never goes out: an eternal flame, hidden behind a waterfall in Erie county, New York, which is a result of natural gas seeping out from underground rocks.
One of the most difficult things to do when talking to audiences about hydraulic fracturing - or "fracking" as we've come to call it - is to explain that yes, an average multi-stage frac job with current technology today uses somewhere between 2 and 5 milllion gallons of water, and no, the total water used in fracking is not a lot when put into proper context.
As Gov. Andrew Cuomo vacillates on whether to lift the moratorium on shale development, opponents have perpetuated false information about shale development.
President Obama's big speech on climate change held an important message for those who would stand in the way of natural gas drilling in upstate New York.