Today's Environmental News in New York
Governor Cuomo's health commissioner is expected to release a health report on hydraulic fracturing soon, at least according to a timetable announced in late February. But the Cuomo Administration has already missed several deadlines on fracking.
An industrial repair and services company is asking a state tax break program to help subsidize a pollution clean-up at its Maplewood plant.
In what can only be described as a heated and lively discussion, members of Community Board 9 in Queens grilled representatives from the company hired to remove contaminated soil in Ozone Park.
The Oneida County Board of Legislators has approved a measure that prohibits the natural gas mining process known as hydrofracking on county-owned land until the impacts are better understood.
Several of the region's most noteworthy politicians have offered support in the fight against hydraulic fracturing, a controversial gas mining technique known to pollute water supplies.
A set of guidelines for monitoring well water was approved Tuesday by the Wyoming County Board of Supervisors. The guidelines have been established in the event high-volume natural gas “fracking” projects show interest in the county.
The geologist who first discovered the immense amounts of natural gas in the Marcellus shale said it before and he'll say it again. The gas beneath Sullivan County is not worth drilling.
The number of kids with dangerous levels of lead in their blood hasn't declined much in the past decade, as the government has remained focused on managing lead-based paint. Now researchers argue that more attention to contaminated soil is needed to prevent lead poisoning.
Federal grants designated to conduct site contamination studies at several properties within the city were approved by the Auburn City Council Thursday after a delay caused by questions about the post-grant future of those properties.
Farmers are praising New York state's latest strategy to regulate pesticides, but environmental groups ripped the plan, claiming it doesn't do enough to keep chemicals out of Long Island's groundwater.
The $6.5 million final phase of cleanup work on parts of a Niagara Mohawk Power Corp. Superfund site will be getting under way soon, according to the federal Environmental Protection Agency.
Town drinking water exceeded new Environmental Protection Agency maximum contamination levels for a group of chemical compounds that are often a byproduct of disinfecting water, town officials said.
It’s not just the feds who are dredging up issues in Gowanus. A community theater group is turning its venue into subtext by taking over an industrial warehouse just feet away from the mouth of the filthy Gowanus Canal to stage a play about a village facing health problems from contaminated waters.
Henley-on-Thames. Head of the Charles. Gowanus Canal? The heavily polluted central Brooklyn sluice — and federal Superfund site — is about to host its first rowing regatta, a term typically associated with waterways that are clear and blood that is blue.
How many pesticides are in our drinking water? How does 117 sound? That's the number of pesticides and pesticide break-down products currently detected in Long Island's groundwater.
The state Department of Environmental Conservation will be investigating the site of a former village dry cleaners and testing for soil and ground water contamination.
A state senator from Queens cheered a poll released last week showing that for the first time New Yorkers are opposed to hydraulic fracturing in the Marcellus Shale by a clear margin.
If Tonawanda Coke winds up paying hundreds of millions of dollars in fines for its conviction in federal court for numerous air and water pollution violations, the money should stay in Western New York, Rep. Brian Higgins said Saturday.
With news of Thursday’s landmark verdict against Tonawanda Coke Corp. still sinking in, questions remain as to what will happen regarding multiple civil lawsuits against the company.
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