Tag: New York

New York cities win right to ban fracking

New York’s cities and towns can block hydraulic fracturing within their borders, the state’s highest court ruled, dealing a blow to the oil industry.  More »

NY top court considers local bans on gas drilling

The cases being argued before the Court of Appeals involve bans in the small towns of Dryden and Middlefield in rural central New York.  More »

Oil producers make crude export pitch

The oil industry stepped up its campaign to export crude on Thursday, releasing a report tying the foreign sales to new jobs nationwide. But convincing motorists that selling oil overseas will lead to lower gasoline prices inside the U.S. may be a tougher political sell.  More »

New York making $1B investment in solar power

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the state is making a long-term, $1 billion investment in support of solar power.  More »

Oil industry launches new ad campaign

The oil industry’s leading trade group broadened its pitch beyond the Beltway on Thursday, rolling out new advertisements and a series of state polls highlighting widespread support for domestic energy development from New York to Nevada.  More »

New York calls for federal spill response plans amid rail accidents

New York officials asked the Environmental Protection Agency on Monday to update a contingency plan for dealing with oil spills amid the rapid expansion of rail shipments of crude oil from North Dakota across New York to coastal refineries.  More »

Texas leads growth in clean energy jobs

Texas, California and New York were among the nation’s leaders in adding green energy jobs during the final months of 2013, according to a new analysis. New wind projects helped drive the growth in the Lone Star State.  More »

Natural gas advances a second day on frigid start to March

Natural gas advanced for a second day in New York on speculation that a frigid start to March will erode stockpiles of the heating fuel that already are at 10-year seasonal lows.  More »

Federal law blocking cheap Texas fuel from reaching frozen East Coast

As freezing weather drained stockpiles of propane to their lowest seasonal level in two decades on the U.S. East Coast this month, shivering New Englanders couldn’t tap abundant supplies sailing out of Texas. The reason? The Jones Act.  More »

Rail oil shipping raises safety concerns in Albany

Opponents of a proposal to build boilers to liquefy heavy crude passing through Albany by rail are drawing attention to the capital’s emergence as a major hub for the transport of oil that’s widely considered risky from an environmental and safety standpoint.  More »

Property owners threaten second suit over delay on fracking study

A coalition of property owners announced that it will sue New York state over its delay in issuing a long-awaited environmental impact statement on hydraulic fracturing unless the state provides a reasonable timeline by Feb. 13 for finalizing the process.  More »

Groups to demonstrate for NY ban on ‘fracking’ at speech

Environmental groups opposed to natural gas drilling using high-volume hydraulic fracturing plan to make a lot of noise at the Empire State Plaza this week.  More »
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