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NY first in US to close hazardous waste loophole, other states should follow

August 3, 2020
Background: Today, Governor Cuomo signed S.3392 (May)/A.2655 (Englebright) into law, closing a hazardous waste loophole that has allowed over 640,000 tons of waste from fracking sites in Pennsylvania to be poorly disposed of in the state. New York has become first… More »
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NY could become first in the nation to close loophole on dangerous oil and gas waste

July 22, 2020
Background: Today the New York Senate approved Senate Bill S3392 that closes a hazardous waste loophole that has allowed over 640,000 tons of waste from fracking sites in Pennsylvania to be poorly disposed of in the state of New York. This follows… More »
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The Case for Closing New York’s Oil & Gas Industry Waste Loophole

May 14, 2020
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Re: Tioga Energy Partners, LLC ECL Article 23 Application for Permit to Drill Using Gelled Propane Hydraulic Fracturing

August 7, 2019

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New report supports closing oil and gas waste loophole in New York

July 9, 2019 • Earthworks
New York — Today, Earthworks released the New York Waste Report, a state-specific follow-up toStill Wasting Away, released last week. The report unveils how much and what types of oil and gas drilling and fracking waste end up in New York landfills… More »
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New York Waste Report

July 8, 2019 • Earthworks
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Earthworks Comments on NY Methane Regulations

January 16, 2019 • Earthworks
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Comments on proposed expansion of the Hakes C&D Debris Landfill

March 14, 2018 • Earthworks
EARTHblog

Calling on Governors: Take the Road Less Traveled to a better climate future

March 13, 2018 • Nadia Steinzor
Robert Frost’s famous poem is often quoted in connection to personal choices: “Two paths diverged in a yellow wood…and I took the one less traveled by…and it made all the difference.” Today, elected officials in New York and other states… More »
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New York’s Energy Crossroads

February 27, 2018 • Nadia Steinzor & Aaron Mintzes
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Analysis: Cuomo administration can’t meet climate commitments without halting natural gas pipelines

February 27, 2018
Feb 27, Willow, NY: A new analysis released today shows the Cuomo administration cannot meet its commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40% below 1990 levels by 2030 if the planned construction and use of natural gas pipelines and… More »
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Amid Water Crises, Deadline Approaches for DEC on Fracking Waste

September 13, 2016 • Earthworks and partners
Albany – Legislators and environmental organizations called on Governor Andrew Cuomo to complete his commitment to ban fracking, and to protect New York’s clean water, by directing his Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to ban disposal and road spreading of… More »
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Comments on NY Part 360 Series regulations, Solid Waste Management Facilities

September 13, 2016 • Earthworks
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Waste Dangers: Why New York needs to change how it manages oil & gas waste

August 26, 2016 • Earthworks
EARTHblog

If it walks and talks like a duck…Time to stop NY frack waste!

June 3, 2015 • Nadia Steinzor

For several years, New York made headlines by continuing to delay (and delay…) the decision whether to allow shale gas development. Then the state made history last December by saying no because the risks to health and the environment were too great. 

Yet it’s impossible to escape the reach of the national shale gas and oil boom. Even with a prohibition on production, New York has to wrestle with a growing stream of waste coming across state borders (as well as an expanding spider web of infrastructure and oil trains).