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Last week New York State Department of Environmental Conservation head Joe Martens appeared on Talk 1300 AM to discuss the state’s consideration of hydraulic fracturing and their proposed regulatory framework outlined in the recently revised draft SGEIS.   During the half-hour interview, available here, Martens addressed many questions regarding environmental groups...

Last week the Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC) held a public hearing in Milford, New York.  The hearing included a presentation by Andrew J. Gavin, SRBC Manager of Monitoring and Protection.  As part of his official duties Gavin conducts extensive water testing in the Susquehanna...

There was a meeting last week in the Town of Caroline in Tompkins County, New York, where a group called Residents Opposing Shale-Gas Extraction (ROUSE) gave a not so rousing presentation regarding a petition to ban natural gas exploration in the town. The crowd of...

Every now and again you come across a tale.  A tale grips your imagination and transports your mind to lands unknown and events often unforeseen and spectacular.  Tales often are rooted in true events but take on a life of their own when recounted by different individuals further removed from events...

When the phone rang a few weeks ago and a reporter was on the other end, asking to interview me about natural gas production and our lease, I was somewhat prepared.  Three years ago we signed a lease, along with other excited farmers in our...