NE Qns weighs fracking

Posted by Phil Corso in District 11, Governor, State Senate on March 15, 2012 | No Comments

One side looked to oil, while another looked to water when the Douglaston Civic Association hosted a hydrofracking debate forum last Thursday night. Proponents of the oil extraction procedure spoke alongside opponents, including state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside), to a crowded and engaged group at the meeting. The senator was one of three speakers to [...]

Watershed Buying Land

Gennaro criticizes state over hydrofracking rules

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in City Council, City Offices, District 22, District 24, Governor on October 6, 2011 | 1 Comment

The state Department of Environmental Conservation released regulations last week concerning the controversial process of hydrofracking that calls for a 1,000-foot buffer zone between an upstate New York shale formation and the city’s watershed. Two Queens city councilmen criticized the regulation for being too soft and said the 1,000-foot zone is not enough to protect [...]

Schneiderman fracking brief, Courtesy AG

Schneiderman files federal suit over poor hydrofracking review

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Attorney General, Statewide Offices on June 2, 2011 | No Comments

State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said he was filing a lawsuit Tuesday against the federal government for what he said was a failure to commit to an environmental review of proposed regulations that would allow natural gas drilling — including a technique known as hydrofracking — in the Delaware River Basin. “Before any decisions on [...]