Archive for June 1st, 2011

DRBC Hearing in Deposit, NY Today – JLCNY Encourages Gas Drilling Supporters to Attend

The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) will hold a hearing today in Deposit, NY to consider an application from XTO Energy to withdraw up to .25 million gallons of water per day from the Oquaga Creek in the Town of Sanford, NY. The water withdrawals are to support XTO’s drilling activities—both exploration and production—in Broome […]

NY Attorney General Sues the Federal Government Over Fracking

In an attempt to stop Marcellus Shale drilling in New York by using the court system, NY Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced on Tuesday that he is suing the federal government “to commit to a full environmental review of proposed regulations that would allow natural gas drilling – including the potentially harmful "fracking" technique […]

EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson Likes Natural Gas, But Isn’t So Sure About Fracking

Federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson made a passing reference to natural gas and hydraulic fracturing at a Congressional hearing last week. Both anti- and pro-drilling supporters felt she leaned in their respective direction. Here is what has been reported about her comments:

Daily News Columnist Tells New Yorkers to Get a Grip and Stop Freaking Out About Fracking

Columnist Bill Hammond in the New York Daily News has some advice for his fellow New Yorkers: Stop freaking about fracking. In a column published Tuesday, Hammond says, among other things:

Antero Resources Investing an Extra $126 Million in 2011 – Most of it for Marcellus Shale Drilling

The Antero Resources board of directors approved a $126 million increase in the company’s capital budget for 2011. Antero’s revised capital budget for 2011 is $685 million and includes $519 million for drilling and completion, $86 million for the construction of gathering pipelines and facilities and $80 million for leasehold acquisitions. The budget was revised […]


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