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Ballston Lake struggling with pollution.

Environmental Health News: New York - Fri, 2014-01-17 10:00
Ballston Lake has struggled with pollution, including increasing phosphorous levels, for quite a few years, but a recent threat upgrade by the New York Department of Environmental Conservation led the town of Ballston to seek solutions.

A place for kids in the environmental movement.

Environmental Health News: New York - Wed, 2014-01-15 10:00
The fight to protect the earth from cataclysmic climate change, though, has no 1 percent on the other side. Climate change has delineated the sides not as scientists v. skeptics, liberals v. conservatives, but as us v. us.

Locals trek to Albany to fight fracking.

Environmental Health News: New York - Wed, 2014-01-15 10:00
Amy Peters of Glen Cove and Sea Cliff resident John Burke were among hundreds of vocal locals who took the fight against fracking to Albany last week, riding to the state capitol in buses to show their support for a ban at Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State address.

Two key legal victories for fracking supporters.

Environmental Health News: New York - Wed, 2014-01-15 10:00
Pro-fracking supporters are proclaiming victory in two recent court cases that have overturned municipal bans on drilling.

Binghamton withdraws fracking-ban appeal.

Environmental Health News: New York - Wed, 2014-01-15 10:00
Within 10 days of taking over City Hall, Mayor Rich David dropped the appeal of a court decision striking down the moratorium on oil and gas drilling in Binghamton.

Andrew Cuomo’s fracking ‘cone’ job.

Environmental Health News: New York - Wed, 2014-01-15 10:00
Here in New York, we have a the long-delayed issuance of a purported scientific study on the safety of hydraulic fracturing in the Marcellus shale, which geologically underpins much of Upstate.

Report: Pro-fracking interests outspending anti-fracking groups.

Environmental Health News: New York - Tue, 2014-01-14 10:00
An updated report from a good-government group says "pro-fracking interests" spent $64.7 million on campaign contributions and lobbying in New York since 2007, outspending their counterparts opposed to shale-gas drilling in New York.

Special Metals contamination extends off site.

Environmental Health News: New York - Tue, 2014-01-14 10:00
Contamination from past practices at a Middle Settlement Road industry seems to have extended beyond its site.

What does West Virginia have to do to get your attention?

Environmental Health News: New York - Tue, 2014-01-14 10:00
Instead of dismissing West Virginia as an anachronism, let's think more about what it will take to stop this from happening again.

Cuomo ripped for stalling on fracking.

Environmental Health News: New York - Mon, 2014-01-13 10:00
One of the nation’s leading energy-industry executives is blasting Gov. Cuomo for denying upstate New Yorkers thousands of jobs with his "shortsighted" refusal to permit drilling for natural gas.

Chatham residents brave cold to save the environment.

Environmental Health News: New York - Mon, 2014-01-13 10:00
For the third time this Sunday, residents in Chatham held a weekly vigil for renewable energy and against carbon pollution and environmental degradation. The group has two goals in mind: to stop fracking, and to raise awareness by disseminating information.

Judge sides with Garlock in asbestos claims fight.

Environmental Health News: New York - Sat, 2014-01-11 10:00
Garlock Sealing Technologies LLC is likely on the hook for $125 million to settle a variety of asbestos-related mesothelioma claims — far less than the $1 billion or so being sought by law firms suing the company, a federal judge ruled Friday.

Don't use herbicide to kill useful Piermont reeds.

Environmental Health News: New York - Sat, 2014-01-11 10:00
The state Department of Environmental Conservation launched a plan to reintroduce “native” grass within Piermont Marsh. A major hitch in this plan: The only way to successfully eradicate phragmites is through the repetitive and ongoing application of herbicide such as glyphosate.

Feds may bypass state on Nassau dump health study.

Environmental Health News: New York - Sat, 2014-01-11 10:00
Federal officials plan to go over the head of the state Health Department after it rejected calls by federal, state and local elected officials to reconsider conducting a health study of people who have lived near the toxic Dewey Loeffel dump outside the southern Rensselaer County village of Nassau.

New York state plan calls for renewables and cost savings, skips fracking.

Environmental Health News: New York - Fri, 2014-01-10 10:00
New Yorkers will use more renewable energy to power their homes and their utility bills will be among the lowest in the country, according to a long-term state energy plan released Tuesday.

Counties unite against EPA plan.

Environmental Health News: New York - Fri, 2014-01-10 10:00
County supervisors joined Rensselaer County’s fight at Wednesday’s meeting of the full board through an adopted resolution opposing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s plan dumping treated groundwater from a federal Superfund site into the Valatie Kill for disposal.

Protesters greet speech by New York governor.

Environmental Health News: New York - Thu, 2014-01-09 10:00
The anti-hydrofracking movement was out in force during Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State address Wednesday. Central New Yorkers who oppose controversial gas drilling method believe their continued protests are making a difference.

Fractivists leave Sharon for march on Albany.

Environmental Health News: New York - Wed, 2014-01-08 10:00
With banners, flags, and a small drum to keep the pace, a dozen anti-fracking activists from Sharon Springs and surrounding communities helped a 65-year-old Buddist nun kick off a 50-mile protest walk to Albany Saturday.

EPA: Olivet violated Clean Air Act, must stop work at Dover site.

Environmental Health News: New York - Wed, 2014-01-08 10:00
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has ordered Olivet Management LLC to stop all work that could disturb asbestos at the former Harlem Valley Psychiatric Center.

EPA to meet Olivet college about asbestos concerns.

Environmental Health News: New York - Wed, 2014-01-08 10:00
Officials from the company overseeing redevelopment of the former Harlem Valley Psychiatric Center and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are scheduled to meet today to discuss alleged asbestos violations and a plan to re-start work at the property.
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