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Fracking Supporters, Opponents Testify in New York

A trio of New York legislators opposed to high-volume hydraulic fracturing (HVHF) held court over a lengthy public hearing Thursday on rules that would govern the practice, but officials with the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) were not in attendance.

January 11, 2013

New York Lawmakers Want Halt to Frack Comment Period

Just days before a 30-day public comment period in New York on proposed rules governing high-volume hydraulic fracturing (HVHF) expires, three influential state lawmakers are calling for the comment period to be suspended, citing a lost state report on the practice that surfaced earlier this month.

January 10, 2013

South Dakota Lawmakers to Pursue Slate of Drilling Bills

An interim study committee in the South Dakota state legislature has agreed to pursue as many as eight different bills this year covering oil and natural drilling, including one aimed at hydraulic fracturing (fracking).

January 8, 2013

Fracking in NY Can Be Safe, Says Year-Old Lost Report

The New York Department of Health (DOH) conducted a draft assessment of high-volume hydraulic fracturing (HVHF) in early 2012 and concluded that, with appropriate regulation, the practice could be performed safely in the state, according to reports.

January 7, 2013

New York DEC: More Than 800 Fracking Comments and Counting

The New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) says it has received more than 800 responses so far on proposed rules governing high-volume hydraulic fracturing (HVHF), as the final 11 days of a 30-day public comment period tick away.

January 2, 2013
Noble Energy Targeting Niobrara, Marcellus in 2013

Noble Energy Targeting Niobrara, Marcellus in 2013

Noble Energy Inc. announced Thursday that it plans to spend $3.9 billion on capital expenditures (capex) in 2013, almost half of which will go toward drilling horizontal wells in the Niobrara-Denver Julesburg (DJ) Basin.

December 11, 2012

New York Drilling Proposals Draw Mixed Reactions

Supporters of oil and natural gas exploration in New York are in disagreement with the state regulators over just how much of the state would be open to high-volume hydraulic fracturing (HVHF), while an environmental group called the latest proposal “meaningless.” However, a pair of attorneys with extensive knowledge of New York’s regulatory, business and geological climates said they believe unconventional drilling permits will be issued soon.

December 10, 2012

New York DEC Releases 90 Pages Outlining Frack Rule Changes

The New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has released 90 pages of documents detailing proposed regulations governing high-volume hydraulic fracturing (HVHF), and it has set the dates for a 30-day public comment period on the proposed rules. The action appeared to signal a long-awaited break in the state’s drilling moratorium.

December 3, 2012

New York DEC Proposes Frack Rule Changes

The New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has released 90 pages of documents detailing proposed regulations governing high-volume hydraulic fracturing (HVHF), and it has set the dates for a 30-day public comment period on the proposed rules. The action appeared to signal a long-awaited break in the state’s drilling moratorium.

December 3, 2012

New York DEC Releases 90 Pages Outlining Frack Rule Changes

The New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has released 90 pages of documents detailing proposed regulations governing high-volume hydraulic fracturing (HVHF), and it has set the dates for a 30-day public comment period on the proposed rules. The action appeared to signal a long-awaited break in the state’s drilling moratorium.

December 3, 2012