Issues: Environment

LEGISLATIVE GAZETTE: PROTESTERS: CUOMO WILL BE ACCOUNTABLE FOR FRACKING PROBLEMS

 

By Andrew Carden
Calling on state legislators to support a ban on hydraulic fracturing, or “hydrofracking,” in New York state, a coalition of environmentalists were joined by both celebrities and concerned lawmakers during a rally in the Capitol Jan. 23.

 

February 1, 2012
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Your Voice with Senator Greg Ball: Fracking 1/18/11

January 18, 2012 - Senator Greg ball discusses hydrofracking with with guests Craig Stevens and Craig Sautner

January 31, 2012
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MEDIA ADVISORY: SENATOR GREG BALL GETS TEATOWN DIRECTOR DIANE BARRON “SOARING”

 

 Senator Ball Secures $20,000 for the Continued Funding

of Hudson River Eaglefest

January 31, 2012
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SENATOR BALL UP-CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH CRITICALLY ENDANGERED MEXICAN WOLVES, RED WOLVES

South Salem, N.Y. – (1/30/12) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) was given the rare opportunity to get up-close and personal with some key ambassadors this past weekend.  South Salem’s Wolf Conservation Center offered guests a glimpse of its ambassador wolves, nine-month-old pups Alawa and Zephyr, for a sunset photo op.  Visitors were also given access to photo the WCC’s endangered Mexican and red wolves, rarely on exhibit to the public.  The WCC is one of the nation’s preeminent safe havens for these beautiful, but threatened, animals.  The ambassador pups are the first to be introduced since 2002.

January 30, 2012
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FUSCHILLO LEGISLATION TO PROTECT NASSAU COUNTY WATERWAYS PASSED BY SENATE

Legislation Would Restore Nassau’s Authority to Prosecute Water Polluters

        Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced that the New York State Senate has passed legislation he sponsors to help protect Nassau County’s waterways from pollution. The legislation (S5318) would restore Nassau County’s authority to bring enforcement actions against those who pollute its waterways.

January 24, 2012
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LOHUD: GROUPS CONTINUE PUSH FOR FRACKING BAN

 

Posted by: Joseph Spector

In a gesture meant to replicate a similar fracking protest in Bulgaria last week, the group of about 400 people delivered the bread to signify what people would lose if hydraulic fracturing was allowed in the state.

January 24, 2012
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LOHUD: GROUPS STILL PUSH N.Y. FOR BAN ON FRACKING

 

Written by: AARON SCHOLDER

ALBANY — Anti-hydrofracking protesters Monday voiced their continued displeasure with the controversial drilling practice by symbolically delivering 100 loaves of bread to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office.

January 24, 2012
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January 24, 2012
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POLITICS ON THE HUDSON: SENATOR BALL STIRS UP ANTI-FRACKING CROWD

Sen. Greg Ball made a cameo appearance today at an anti-fracking event in the Well of the Legislative Office Building.

January 24, 2012
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READ THE UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY'S (EPAs) COMMENTS ON NEW YORK'S PROPOSED GAS DRILLING REGULATIONS

Last year, Senator Bonacic went to Washington D.C. to meet with top scientists at the EPA on gas drilling.  On January 11, 2012, the EPA filed 26 pages of comments on the State's proposed gas drilling regulations.  You can read those comments here:  http://www.epa.gov/region2/newsevents/pdf/EPA%20R2%20Comments%20Revised%20dSGEIS%20Enclosure.pdf  

January 23, 2012
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DON’T FRACK NEW YORK RALLY

Albany, N.Y.– 1/23/2012– Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) speaks at the Don’t Frack New York Rally.

January 23, 2012
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TIMES UNION: BALL ON GAS DRILLING: BILLIONAIRES, GAZILLIONAIRES HAVE ALL THE ACCESS

 

By CASEY SEILER

 

ALBANY — State Sen. Greg Ball, a Republican known for his maverick sensibility, enhanced that reputation further with his introduction Wednesday of a proposed moratorium on hydraulic fracturing, the controversial natural gas drilling technique better known as hydrofracking that’s under review by the state Department of Environmental Conservation.

January 19, 2012
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WNYT: PENNSYLVANIA RESIDENTS SPEAK LOCALLY ABOUT FRACKING

By: Mark Mulholland

They claim hydraulic fracturing contaminated their well and ruined their property values. Some Pennsylvania farmers came to the Capitol Wednesday to urge New York to place a moratorium on fracking.

January 19, 2012
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YNN: SENATOR BALL CALLS FOR HYDROFRACKING MORATORIUM

 

By: Erin Vannella

ALBANY, N.Y. – “They took our clean water. They have to restore my water according to my lease and they have not done it, so we are holding them accountable,” Pennsylvania resident Craig Sautner said.

January 19, 2012
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POLITICS ON THE HUDSON: IN ALBANY, BALL AND CARLUCCI MAKE PITCH FOR HYDROFRACKING MORATORIUM

 

Posted by: Jon Campbell

One Senate Republican and a pair from the Independent Democratic Conference held a news conference in Albany today, calling on the Legislature to pass a moratorium on hydrofracking until June 2013.

January 18, 2012
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Marcellus Shale Update

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation website includes a section providing comprehensive information and periodic updates on the DEC's Oil, Gas and Solution Mining Regulatory Program.--including the current public comment period, from December 12, 2012 through 5:00 p.m. on January 11, 2013, on the revised draft regulations.

View Senator O'Mara's January 11, 2012 letter to the DEC attached below.

File: 
SGEISLetter.pdf

January 18, 2012
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Governor Cuomo's 2012 Executive Budget and Reform Plan Outlines Vision to Continue Building a New New York

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today unveiled his 2012-13 Executive Budget and Reform Plan, which expands on the historic reforms enacted last year to continue building a New New York. As a result of the tough decisions and bipartisan cooperation of the past year, the State is able to close the current deficit without broad cuts, new taxes, fees or gimmicks. In addition, the Governor’s Executive Budget proposes major reforms to reduce the cost of government for taxpayers, implements accountability in our schools to put students first, and puts the State in a position to leverage billions of dollars in private sector investment to grow the economy and create jobs.

January 17, 2012
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January 17, 2012
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Calling for independent investigation of Niagara County SPCA; move toward "no kill" methods for sheltering animals

“Since my press release of January 3, I have spoken at length with local government leaders and representatives of both local and national animal welfare organizations.  These individuals have further convinced me that a truly independent and transparent investigation of the allegations concerning the Niagara County SPCA (NC SPCA) is absolutely necessary.  

January 17, 2012
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Senator LaValle to Host Annual Environmental Roundtable.

New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle (R, C, I - Port Jefferson) will host a two-hour-long Environmental Roundtable to discuss environmental issues impacting the First Senate District on Thursday, February 9, 2012, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Selden campus of Suffolk County Community College in the Babylon Student Center – Montauk Point Room 212.

This year’s participants will again help Senator LaValle chart a legislative agenda that continues efforts to preserve the character and quality of life in our region.

January 17, 2012
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