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.
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The debate over hydraulic fracturing to extract natural gas from deep beneath the earth has led to some rather interesting discussions among New Yorkers. Many of these are well-intentioned, but some are absolutely unhinged from reality.
In the battle of Wednesday's screenings of films about hydraulic fracturing, the Joint Landowners Coalition of New York hosted the makers of FrackNation.
A new report from a conservative think tank says income levels would grow more rapidly upstate if New York allows hydraulic fracturing in the Marcellus Shale.
Gas drilling isn't to blame for a high-profile case of methane contamination in northeastern Pennsylvania, state environmental regulators said Monday, but a homeowner with fouled water vowed to press on and said she doesn't trust the agency.
Interior Department Secretary Sally Jewell, a former drilling engineer in Oklahoma, said: "Fracking as a technique has been around for decades... I have performed the procedure myself very safely."