Entries from Envirosphere tagged with 'fracking'

Fracking Supporters See Continued Judicial Obstacles

By Teresa Bakner Pro horizontal hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") supporters suffered a setback due to two related decisions recently issued in Albany Supreme Court in July 2014: Wallach v. the New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation, 2014 WL 3772699 (N.Y.Sup.)...

Environmental Legislation Forum Focuses on NY Oil Transportation

By John Louis Parker and Jillian Kasow, Co-Chairs, Committee on Legislation On May 14, 2014, the Environmental Section held a successful and well-attended annual Legislative Forum and Luncheon. The Great Hall at New York State Bar Center, located at One...

NY Environmental Enforcement Update February 2014, #14

By Michael J. Lesser, Environmental Law Section, NYSBA © 2014 Enforcement News for February DEC Proposes Environmental Monitor Policy DEC proposed the first changes in its monitoring policy since 1992. The 60-Day Comment Period Runs to April 14, 2014. The...

NY Environmental Enforcement Update December 2013, #12

By Michael J. Lesser, Environmental Law Section, NYSBA © 2014 Enforcement News for December Greene Co. Sewer Hook Up Ban lifted after 10 years In an example of DEC enforcement discretion, the agency lifted its 10 year moratorium on new...

NY Environmental Section Enforcement Update August 2013, #8

By Michael J. Lesser, Environmental Section, NYSBA © 2013 Environmental Enforcement News Spotlight on the NYSDEC Forest Rangers The advent of August means forest fire awareness. Fire danger also raises awareness of the other NYSDEC police force, the NY Forest...

NY Environmental Section Enforcement Update July 2013, #7

By Michael J. Lesser, Environmental Section, NYSBA © 2013 Enforcement News Former Nuke Plant Manager Charged with False filings Charges were filed by the SDNY US Attorney's office against a former chemistry manager for the Indian Point nuclear power facility...

Hydrofracturing Moratorium Continues

New Yorkers have become increasingly cautious about shale gas extraction, according to a poll from Quinnipiac Polling Institute, and this may make this year's moratorium bill more likely to pass. On March 6, the State Assembly approved Assembly 5424-A which...

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