In a 5-to-2 ruling, New York’s highest court has upheld the right of local governments to ban hydrofracking within their borders. The decision comes after a nearly three-year court battle over bans passed in the towns of Dryden and Middlefield.
Drill a hole in the ground and you're left with a pile of dirt and rocks called drill cuttings. Pennsylvania's Marcellus shale drillers produce a lot of these, and it's a problem because the dirt is naturally radioactive. There's a risk the radiation can get into water supplies if it isn't properly treated. New York has a moratorium on drilling, but its landfills are taking in plenty of solid waste from Pennsylvania's gas boom.
A new study has found “alarmingly high” levels of methane leaking out of natural gas wells in Utah, adding fodder for a simmering debate over the fracking boom’s potential to alleviate climate change.
Josh Fox, a documentary filmmaker, introduced the country to hydraulic fracturing with his Gasland documentary. Now Gasland II premieres on HBO next month. How will audiences react?
Critics blame fracking fluid for contaminating water supplies.
Just as in Pennsylvania, landowners and environmentalists in other states are concerned about the environmental impacts of drilling natur
Environmental groups added a new shade of green to this year's St. Patrick's day festivities.
The documentary Gasland is up for an award at this year's Oscars.