Tag: New York

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 »

Solar energy projects finally getting boost in NY

An array of shimmering panels covering 3 acres in New York’s Finger Lakes is a sign of the state’s latest push to catch up to its neighbors in the Northeast that have set the pace in recent years for promoting solar energy.  More »

Defunct company sues NY claiming fracking delay

A bankrupt company that hoped to drill for gas in New York is suing the Cuomo administration over what it calls an unreasonable delay in deciding whether to allow hydraulic fracturing for natural gas.  More »

NY gov could delay fracking ban decision until after election

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday said he would decide whether New York should allow hydraulic fracturing for natural gas by Election Day next year — maybe.  More »

Nine states tighten carbon dioxide pollution rules

Massachusetts and eight other states are part of the nation’s first multi-state “cap-and-trade” program known as the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.  More »

Chevron adversary to deny Ecuador fraud in testimony

A Manhattan lawyer who’s spent his career battling Chevron Corp. over pollution in Ecuador is set to defend the tactics he used to win a multibillion-dollar judgment against the company before a federal judge.  More »
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