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EPA Chief Defends Forthcoming Fracking Study, Says It Will 'Add To' Dialogue


WASHINGTON -- The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to release a much-anticipated draft study this spring that will examine whether hydraulic fracturing can contaminate ground water supplies. While the topic of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, for natural gas has generated a lot of attention, it's not clear whether the agency's study will clear up any of the major lingering questions about the safety of the process.

Fracking uses a high-pressure stream of water, sand and chemicals to tap into oil and gas reserves in rock formations, and has become increasingly common in recent years in many parts of the United States. There are a number of indications that the EPA's study will not resolve many of the key concerns communities have raised about fracking's impact on the safety of their drinking water supplies. As InsideClimate News reported last month, the agency's ability to gather data has been limited, due to both resistance from the oil and gas industry and legal limitations on the information the EPA was able to demand.

In an interview with The Huffington Post, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy defended the study, arguing that it will be helpful to state oil and...

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JLCNY Rally Release and Reminder

Dear Friends and Natural Gas Supporters,
 
Yesterday we distributed the attached press release regarding this Saturday's rally. Remember, please plan to attend our rally to show our support for landowner rights and NG development in NY. The details are as follows.
 
Rally Theme: The Future of Property Rights and the Economy in the Southern Tier.
 
The speakers and their order of speaking are:
(1) Tom Reed
(2) Tom O'Mara
(3) Phil Palmesano
(4) Chris Friend
(5) ( Union representative)
(6) Doug...

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Pipeline foes can't take the competition

Posted 4/10/15 in Thedailystar.com

While the DEC wades through piles of public comment on the Constitution Pipeline, it might be useful to look at the real reason for anti opposition. It isn’t the health and well-being of our world.

The Constitution is a 124-mile transmission line from northeast Pennsylvania to a Schoharie County transfer station. When operational, the pipeline will pipe low-cost Pennsylvania gas to heat homes, cook food, and generate...

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Cuomo’s StartUp NY Program Creates a Whopping 76 Jobs, Costs Taxpayers $53 Million

By Cortney O'Brien | Apr 12, 2015 in Townhall.com
Governor Andrew Cuomo was all too proud to unveil his StartUp NY program in the Empire State. They called it a 'game changer.' The ingenious program offered tax-free environments to tech and manufacturing companies for 10 years if they worked with state colleges and universities. It was supposed to boost entrepreneurialism and create thousands of jobs throughout the state. Yet, one year later, the most New Yorkers have to show for it is...

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JLCNY Events

Dear Friends and Natural Gas Supporters,
 
Today I have two exciting announcements about events that will further our cause. Please plan to be at the first and to listen to the second.
 
The first event is a rally to show our support for landowner rights and NG development in NY. The details are as follows.
 
Rally Theme: The Future of Property Rights and the Economy in the Southern Tier.
 
The speakers and their order of speaking are:
(1) Tom Reed
(2) Tom O'Mara
(3) Phil Palmesano
(4)

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Study: Fracking Doesn’t Mess With Your Drinking Water

By Matt Vespa | Mar 31, 2015 in Townhall.com

Let the word go forth that fracking does not mess with your drinking water. In a new study of over 11,000 drinking wells, fracking wasn’t considered the reason for water contamination through methane creeping into the wells. At the same time, Science magazine noted that the authors of the new study are still disputing the validity of the results (via Science Magazine):

The new study of 11,309 drinking water wells in northeastern...

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Stop the Pipeline takes legal swing against Constitution project

Posted: Monday, March 30, 2015 3:00 pm   By JOE MAHONEY Staff Writer The Dailystar.com

The citizens group seeking to derail the proposed Constitution Pipeline announced Monday that it has filed legal action in a federal appeals court to force federal regulators to rehear challenges to a certificate of public necessity granted to project developers in December.

Stop the Pipeline said it filed for a writ of mandamus Friday in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, contending that the...

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If Obama can stomach fracking, Cuomo can too

By Tom Wrobleski | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 2/23/2015 in SIlive.com

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. - The Obama administration has released new regulations regarding fracking on federal lands.

The new rules could serve as a template for fracking in New York state if Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) would open their minds to the possibility.

We're not...

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Reed: NY could use U.S. fracking rules

Brian Tumulty, USA Today 7:28 p.m. EDT March 23, 2015 in Democrat and Chronicle

New federal regulations for hydraulic fracturing on federal lands should compel Gov. Andrew Cuomo to reconsider New York's ban on the drilling method, Rep. Tom Reed said Monday.

The Interior Department announced the final regulations Friday.

"To see that Gov. Cuomo can't do in New York state what the Obama administration is doing on the federal level is amazing," Reed told reporters in a conference...

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GOP moves to block Obama’s fracking regs

By Timothy Cama - 03/20/15 02:15 PM EDT in The Hill

Republicans on Friday roundly rejected the Obama administration’s rules for hydraulic fracturing on federal land and pledged to fight them.

The GOP warned that the regulations will hamper the nation’s economic recovery that has been bolstered by the boom in natural gas and oil production, much of which depends on fracking.

“America’s energy boom is one of the best things going for our economy, and keeping it going should be one of the...

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Congressman: Government Should Pay for Damage Done by Fracking Ban

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Congressman: Government Should Pay for Damage Done by Fracking Ban

Tom Reed / / March 23, 2015  in The Daily Signal

New York had more electoral votes than any other state in every presidential election from 1812 to 1948. It has lost electoral votes in every redistricting since 1950. It stands at 29 now and has fallen behind California, Texas and soon Florida. Upstate has borne the brunt of the population loss.

Washington can’t figure out why this is...

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Reed highlights Dems Fractures on Fracking

Congressman Tom Reed is highlighting Democratic division over natural gas development and called upon Gov. Cuomo to reverse his hydraulic fracturing ban that erodes private property rights in light of new Obama Administration rules that support the practice.

Congressman Reed made the following statement:

“I am calling on Gov. Cuomo to reverse his ill-conceived fracking ban that infringes on constitutionally protected property...

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Do new federal fracking rules duplicate existing state laws?

Some are raising concerns that federal rules requiring oil and gas companies to disclose the chemical ingredients used in the fracking process may duplicate state laws already in place. Wyoming has had a chemical-disclosure rule in effect since 2010.

Critics of new rules for oil and gas development on federal and tribal land point out states including Wyoming have had at least one of those...

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Editorial: Gov. Cuomo's natural gas pains

Daily News Editorial   March 21,2015

From the emission-cutting, pipeline-blocking, climate-change-fighting White House comes a fresh seal of approval for the gas-drilling technology known as fracking.

Also: fresh evidence that Gov. Cuomo was nuts to ban the practice in New York State.

The Interior Department on Friday released new regulations that give a green light — pun intended — for fracking on federally owned lands.

After four years of study and 1.5 million public comments...

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Obama administration tightens federal rules on oil and gas fracking

March 20  in The Washington Post 

The Obama administration imposed tougher restrictions Friday on oil and gas “fracking” operations on public lands, seeking to lower the risk of water contamination from a controversial practice that is chiefly behind the recent boom in U.S. energy production.

The regulations represent the administration’s most significant effort to tighten standards for hydraulic fracturing, a technique that helped make the United States the world’s...

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U.S. Unveils New Rules for Fracking on Federal Lands

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Final Chance to Tell Cuomo You Don't Agree With Him and Want to Take Your Land Out of NY

Dear Friends and Natural Gas Supporters,
 
Here is your opportunity to show Governor Cuomo that you don't agree with his ideas regarding taxes, Natural Gas Development, political game playing and corruption in Albany, ineffective state government, many other issues, and how he is denying us the opportunities to prosper in OUR Southern Tier.
 
Please complete the survey found at this site...
 
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5Questionsfor2015
 
More specifically provide an affirmative...

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JLCNY United Hits the Air March 15th 2015 at 7pm

Our Vic Furman will be hosting a radio show again. This Sunday on March 15 at 7 PM, tune in your radio to WNBF 1290 AM to listen to Dr. Gilbert Ross, medical director of the American Council on Science and Health to discuss high volume hydraulic fracturing and the illegal ban which stole NY landowner rights. The show can also be heard on a computer at http://www.wnbf.com/

In New York fracking fight, peer-review trashed by far-left politics

By Simon Lomax in The Hill(blogs) 3/11/2015

National anti-fracking groups are urging energy producing states, including Colorado and California, to impose oil and gas production bans after New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) blocked hydraulic fracturing for shale gas in the Empire State. A recent column by the Center for Health, Environment and Justice went further and demanded President Obama impose a national ban on hydraulic fracturing and the domestic oil and natural gas development it makes...

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NY Democrats Want 'Anyone But Cuomo' If Hillary Bows Out

By Andrea Billups in NEWSMAX 3/9/2015

One political note emerging from the Albany statehouse regarding the 2016 election is that key Democrats are unlikely to consider New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo as a backup candidate should Hillary Clinton not run, the New York Post reports.

"There's an ABC factor at work here. It's 'Anybody but Cuomo,'" one top elected Democrat told the Post. The newspaper noted the Democrats' "remarkable" hostility toward their party's governor, whose name arose in the...

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New York Town Threatens to Secede Over Cuomo's Fracking Ban

The road to prosperity runs through Conklin, New York -- but people here say the good times keep passing them by.  

Kenny Brown works at a local pizza shop and says the economy is struggling and depressed.

"There's barely jobs left. There's no one left to spend the money, and we need something to bring money in and people to stay in the area," Brown told the FOX Business Network. That something, according to Kenny, is fracking.

Just a few...

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Ditch the greens if you want to keep the wild places

Mar 9, 2015 in Bishop Hill Blog

Matt Ridley's article in the Times (£) this morning looks at the continuing growth of grain harvests around the world and contrasts this good news with the weasel-worded claims of disaster from environmentalists and scientivists.

The whole thing is worth a read if you have access to it, but I want to pick up on one particular point. It turns out that harvests are not actually increasing everywhere. Th main exception is of course Europe and the reasons are...

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