Moratorium or Not, Binghamton, NY, Mayor Vows No Unconventional Drilling

Binghamton, NY, officials won’t pursue a court fight over the city’s ban on unconventional drilling, but the mayor vowed Tuesday that no natural gas drilling would ever be allowed within the city limits.

January 14, 2014

Obama Travels to New York, Pennsylvania This Week

President Obama is scheduled to make a two-day trip across New York and Pennsylvania later this week, traversing two states that so far have taken very divergent paths over Marcellus Shale development.

August 22, 2013

Upstate New York Officials Ask to Weigh in on Drilling Ban Challenges

More than 50 municipalities across upstate New York’s Finger Lakes region that touch the Marcellus Shale are asking a state appeals court for permission to weigh in on whether they may ban oil and natural gas drilling within their jurisdictions.

November 1, 2012

New York Assembly Once Again Pushes Fracking Ban

The New York Assembly has overwhelmingly approved legislation to limit hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in the state’s portion of the Marcellus Shale, but whether the latest attempt to limit drilling will be approved in the state Senate remained a question on Tuesday.

June 8, 2011