Today's Environmental News in New York
A three-year-old rumor was confirmed during the question and answer session at the Nov. 6 DEC-AkzoNobel information meeting at SUNY Geneseo Newton Hall: In 2010 the Cuylerville desalination plant was used to treat fracking fluid from wells in Pennsylvania.
Sen. Jeff Klein, the head of the Independent Democratic Conference, today filed complaints with federal and state watchdog agencies over the financial interests of state GOP chairman Ed Cox in hydrofracking as Cox lobbies for it to be legalized in New York.
State Sen. Jeff Klein, leader of the Independent Democratic Conference, wants the state Joint Commission on Public Ethics to launch an investigation into state Republican Party Chairman Ed Cox's ties to a company that has hydrofracking interests in other states.
State to be reimbursed $8.05 million for cleanup of ExxonMobil oil contamination at Ogdensburg’s Lighthouse Point.
ExxonMobil Oil Corporation will reimburse the State of New York $8.05 million for costs incurred by the state in investigating and remediating oil accumulations on Lighthouse Point, on the Oswegatchie and St. Lawrence rivers.
The Upper West Side may be wealthy and fashionable, but its air remains the most polluted in the whole city, according to a published report.
The earth is drenched. The fire is out. What’s all this about climate change?
The Bethpage Water District Monday sued Northrop Grumman Corp. to recover millions of dollars spent removing a legacy of chemical contamination related to the firm's manufacturing operations that threatens public water supplies.
Catastrophic storms like Irene, Lee and Sandy ravaged much of the Hudson River watershed with flooding and erosion. Environmental advocates and policy makers say that's evidence that climate change is having a major impact on the quantity and quality of the region's water supplies.
The Bethpage Water District Monday plans to sue Northrop Grumman Corp., claiming the company's actions contaminated groundwater in the Long Island, N.Y. hamlet and cost the district millions of dollars.
A landowners group says it intends to file a lawsuit against what it says are the Cuomo Administration's unreasonable delays on hydro-fracking before the end of the year.
State Controller TomDiNapoli still had not dropped his support for the anti-Chevron suit or its tarnished leader. Will he never learn?
Despite a consensus of academic studies, recent statements from the heads of the Energy Department, Interior Department and the Environmental Protection Agency that focus on the science to conclude that hydraulic fracturing can continue to be conducted safely, the process is still banned in New York.
An offensive odor behind the town garage on Lockport Road is apparently coming from high levels of a pesticide dumped somewhere on the back property.
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