Archive for July 2nd, 2011

NY DEC Releases Executive Summary Portion of New Drilling Regs

The New York Department of Environmental Conservation did not release the full 900+ page draft drilling regulations document yesterday (July 1) as planned. They supposedly did release it to Gov. Andrew Cuomo for his review with the announcement that the full report would be made available to the public in one week, on July 8. […]

Watch NY DEC Press Conference Announcing Release of Draft SGEIS Drilling Regs

Yesterday, New York State Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), Joe Martens, held a press conference to announce the release of new gas drilling regulations for New York, and what will be (eventually) the end of the moratorium for shale gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale, as well as other shale gas reserves […]

What New York has Learned from Pennsylvania About Drilling in the Marcellus Shale

If there is anything positive to come from the extreme delays in New York State with a moratorium on horizontal hydraulic fracturing used to drill for natural gas in place since 2009, it is that New York has been watching other states, particularly Pennsylvania, where drilling is going full tilt. Watching, and learning from the […]

NY DEC Commissioner Appoints Members to New Hydraulic Fracturing Advisory Panel

At yesterday’s Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) press conference, DEC Commissioner Joe Martens announced the formation of a Hydraulic Fracturing Advisory Panel. The new panel’s job will be: developing recommendations to ensure DEC and other agencies are enabled to properly oversee, monitor and enforce high-volume hydraulic fracturing activities; developing recommendations to avoid and mitigate impacts […]


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