Posted by Greg Ball on Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011
Senator Ball Hosts Hearing on Hydraulic Fracturing in NY
Brewster, N.Y. – (08/02/11) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) is hosting an historichearing next month to examine the risks and benefits of hydraulic fracturing in New York.Also known as hydrofracking, hydraulic fracturing is the process of pumping water, sand andchemicals underground, and into rocks, to release and capture gas for future energy use.
KATONAH, N.Y. – State Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) will host a hearing later this month at the Katonah Village Library’s Garden Room that will examine the risks and benefits of hydraulic fracturing in New York.
Ball represents the 40th Senate District, which includes Lewisboro and Pound Ridge.
Posted by Greg Ball on Wednesday, August 10th, 2011
Written by: Jon Campbell
ALBANY — The natural gas industry and business groups are pushing back against a bill proposed Tuesday that would create a company-funded reserve to cover the cost of damages from any future gas-drilling accidents.
In contrast to the cool, crisp air and the beautiful sunshine outside Mount Kisco Village Hall Monday, State Sen. Greg Ball delivered a heated speech on hydraulic fracturing, calling on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to extend the state’s public hearing on the controversial method of extracting natural gas from the earth.
State Sen. Greg Ball, R-Patterson, took his anti-fracking message to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s backyard today. Ball stopped in Mount Kisco to say Cuomo should tour Pennsylvania to see how hydrofracking has “ravaged” those communities. He called on the governor to take steps to protect New Yorkers from such dangers and tried to build support for his Property Owners Bill of Rights, which would set new standards for hydrofracking — the controversial process of extracting natural gas from rock — in New York’s Southern Tier.
NEW PALTZ, NY (WAMC) - Hydraulic Fracturing seems to be on everyone’s radar. Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports on the remaining questions about the cost to New York State and the impact on the environment and human health.