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Maloney Opposes Legislation That Would Eliminate Fracking Oversight

Nov 25th, 2013 | By | Category: Current Events

Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) opposed H.R. 2728 which would prohibit any federal oversight of oil and gas drilling using fracturing (“fracking”) on federal lands. H.R. 2728 passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 234-187. “As we develop new sources of energy like natural gas, we have an obligation to ensure that it […]



Local Ulster County Law Prohibits Use of Hydraulic Fracturing Brine

Aug 23rd, 2012 | By | Category: Lead Article

ULSTER COUNTY EXECUTIVE HEIN CEREMONIALLY SIGNS LOCAL LAW  PROHIBITING HYDRAULIC FRACTURING BRINE “FRACKING” Today, County Executive Mike Hein ceremonially signed Local Law Number 6 of 2012, which prohibits the use of fracking brine on Ulster County property and roads.  This law codifies County Executive Hein’s Executive Order Number 1 of 2012 and creates criminal penalties […]



Congressman Calls on DOJ to Launch Investigation of Two Natural Gas Companies

Jul 5th, 2012 | By | Category: Current Events

Hinchey Calls on U.S. Dept. of Justice to Launch Anti-Trust Investigation of Two Major Natural Gas Companies Congressman Cites Report Showing Chesapeake Energy Corp. & Encana Corp. Worked Together to Dramatically Lower Market Value for Leased Land Used in Fracking Congressman Maurice Hinchey (D-NY) Monday called on the U.S. Department of Justice to launch an […]



Gasland Director Arrested Trying to Film Hydrolic Fracturing Hearing

Feb 2nd, 2012 | By | Category: Featured Articles

Hinchey: Arrest of Filmmaker is Shameful Congressman Maurice Hinchey (D-NY)  released the following statement upon learning that Gasland Director Josh Fox was arrested for attempting to film a public congressional hearing on hydraulic fracturing. The Chairman of the Energy and Environment Subcommittee of the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology ordered Fox arrested […]



Hinchey: 15 Million People at Risk if DRBC Moves Fracking Forward

Nov 15th, 2011 | By | Category: Current Events

Hinchey: 15 Million People at Risk if DRBC Moves Fracking Forward Congressman Reiterates Call for Study Congressman Maurice Hinchey (D-NY) today called on the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) to suspend the adoption of Natural Gas Development Regulations for the Delaware River Basin until a comprehensive and cumulative environmental impact statement has been completed. In […]



Hinchey Applauds EPA for Fracking Research Plan

Nov 10th, 2011 | By | Category: Current Events

Hinchey Applauds EPA for Finalizing Research Plan on Hydraulic Fracturing Congressman Maurice Hinchey (D-NY) today praised the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for releasing its final research plan for the study on hydraulic fracturing. Hinchey authored the legislative provision to authorize the study and worked with EPA to ensure its commencement.  He released the following […]



Marcellus Shale Gas Reserve Estimate 5 Times Smaller than Expected

Aug 26th, 2011 | By | Category: Current Events

Hinchey Statement on EIA Adoption of Marcellus Shale Gas Reserve Estimate 5 Times Smaller than Previous Estimate Congressman Maurice Hinchey (D-NY) today released the following statement regarding the U.S. Energy Information Agency’s (EIA) adoption of shale gas reserve estimates that are 80 percent lower than what the agency had previously reported. Hinchey had called into […]



Hinchey Questions Economics of Shale Gas Drilling

Jun 29th, 2011 | By | Category: Political

Congressman Maurice Hinchey (D-NY) released the following statement in reaction to new information revealed in today’s New York Times regarding the questionable economics of shale gas drilling. “Today’s revelations should raise more serious questions about the economics behind the shale gas rush. We already knew shale gas drillers were misleading the public about hydrofrackingfracking’s environmental […]