'Fracking' opponents pack NY budget hearing - WBOY.com: Clarksburg, Morgantown: News, Sports, Weather

'Fracking' opponents pack NY budget hearing

Posted: Updated:
  • EnergyEnergyMore>>

  • EPA extends Clean Power Plan comment period to December

    EPA extends Clean Power Plan comment period to December

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 5:17 PM EDT2014-09-16 21:17:35 GMT
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Sept. 16 the decision to extend the public comment period on the Clean Power Plan an additional 45 days, from Oct. 16 to Dec. 1, 2014.
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Sept. 16 the decision to extend the public comment period on the Clean Power Plan an additional 45 days, from Oct. 16 to Dec. 1, 2014.
  • Landmark fracking study finds no water pollution

    Landmark fracking study finds no water pollution

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 2:34 PM EDT2014-09-16 18:34:47 GMT
    The final report from a landmark federal study on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, found no evidence that chemicals or brine water from the gas drilling process moved upward to contaminate drinking water at a site in western Pennsylvania.
    The final report from a landmark federal study on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, found no evidence that chemicals or brine water from the gas drilling process moved upward to contaminate drinking water at a site in western Pennsylvania.
  • Duke Energy pledges $500M to expand solar energy in North Carolina

    Duke Energy pledges $500M to expand solar energy in North Carolina

    Monday, September 15 2014 10:22 AM EDT2014-09-15 14:22:53 GMT
    Duke Energy has committed to contribute $500 million to a major solar power expansion in North Carolina, the company announced Sept. 15.
    Duke Energy has committed to contribute $500 million to a major solar power expansion in North Carolina, the company announced Sept. 15.

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Busloads of opponents of natural gas drilling using hydraulic fracturing are in Albany to hear the state's top environmental official testify before lawmakers.

State lawmakers are expected to question Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens about fracking. One shouting protester confronted Martens before he began his testimony Monday morning.

Later Monday, Arun Gandhi, grandson of nonviolent protest leader Mahatma Gandhi, will be among those presenting a "pledge of resistance" to fracking to Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Cuomo has said his budget doesn't include increased spending for fracking regulation because DEC hasn't completed its environmental review and decided whether to end a 4 ½-year-old moratorium.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press