News Release | Environment New York

Shalefield Stories

[New York, NY] — As Governor Andrew Cuomo continues to weigh a decision on whether to allow hydraulic fracturing in New York, residents next door in Pennsylvania today recounted their stories of illness, water contamination, and damage to their livelihoods due to dirty drilling operations. Environment New York Research & Policy Center presented the residents’ Shalefield Stories as the latest evidence for rejecting fracking, even as the State Energy Planning Board called for expanding the use of natural gas just last month.

News Release | Environment New York

Breakthroughs Takes on Fracking: Environment New York Featured in Martin Sheen Documentary on Dirty Drilling Released to Public Television Stations in 50 States

This week, Martin Sheen’s Breakthroughs program released an expose on fracking featuring Environment America, the national arm of Environment New York, to public television stations across the nation.  As the debate over dirty drilling continues to mount, the Breakthroughs piece could reach as many as 60 million viewers in all 50 states.

News Release | Environment New York Research & Policy Center

New Environment New York Report First to Quantify Threat of Gas Drilling

Today, a new Environment New York Research and Policy Center report called “Fracking by the Numbers” measures the damage being done by dirty drilling across the country for the first time. The report comes as the Cuomo Administration is deciding whether to allow fracking in New York. Although many leases have been signed and are pending the state’s approval, the report is the first study of its kind to measure the footprint of fracking damage to date—including toxic wastewater, water use, chemical use, air pollution, land damage and global warming emissions.

News Release | Environment New York

Anti-Fracking Campaigns Surround New York

Wednesday citizens in yet another neighboring state - Massachusetts – called on their legislators to ban the processing of fracking wastewater.

News Release | Environment New York

Assembly Acts To Protect Health, Stop Fracking

Under the leadership of Speaker Sheldon Silver and Environmental Conservation Committee Chair Robert Sweeney, the New York State Assembly passed legislation to extend a two-year moratorium on the dirty drilling practice known as 'fracking'.

News Release | Environment New York

25,000 anti-fracking postcards delivered to Gov. Cuomo

As the deadline approaches for the Cuomo Administration to approve its proposed fracking regulations or allow them to expire, Environment New York delivered postcards from more than 25,000 New Yorkers urging the Governor to ban the dirty drilling practice. These postcards join a rapidly expanding chorus of opposition to fracking, including more than 200,000 public comments on the state's draft regulations and recent polling which shows opposition to gas drilling in upstate New York.

News Release | Environment New York

As Promised Land opens, group warns of dirty drilling damage to health and the environment

As the new Matt Damon movie, Promised Land, opened in theaters last week, Environment America sounded the alarm about the very real damage fracking is doing in communities across the country.

News Release | Environment New York Research & Policy Center

Enter our Halloween 'Frackenstein' costume contest!

With Halloween just around the corner, we here at Environment New York were wondering what Governor Cuomo is planning to wear this year. Will he go to Halloween parties dressed as 'Frackenstein' to get a treat from the gas companies? Or will he choose something more responsible, like dressing up as Captain Planet to defend our air and water?

Report | Environment New York Research & Policy Center

The Costs of Fracking

The case against fracking is compelling based on its damage to the environment and our health alone. To the extent that fracking does take place, the least the public can expect is for the oil and gas industry to be held accountable for the damage it causes. Such accountability must include up-front financial assurances sufficient to ensure that the harms caused by fracking are fully redressed.

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