Hydro-fracking http://wshu.org en Suffolk bans fracking waste water http://wshu.org/post/suffolk-bans-fracking-waste-water <p></p><p>At its regular legislative meeting, Suffolk County lawmakers moved to ban the use of hydrofracking waste and to ban smoking on the campus of the county Community College. &nbsp;Lawmakers also heard arguments about a bill that would ban the sale of puppies coming from so-called puppy mills. &nbsp;</p><p></p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 11:17:39 +0000 Charles Lane 16630 at http://wshu.org Suffolk bans fracking waste water Bill to ban fracking waste from Conn. passes state legislative committee http://wshu.org/post/bill-ban-fracking-waste-conn-passes-state-legislative-committee <p>A bill that would prohibit the storage or disposal of hydraulic fracking waste in Connecticut got the approval of a key legislative committee on Monday. Lawmakers on the state General Assembly’s Judiciary Committee voted 34 to 6 to move the bill forward.</p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 22:38:53 +0000 Ebong Udoma 15823 at http://wshu.org Study: Chemicals from fracking could impact hormones http://wshu.org/post/study-chemicals-fracking-could-impact-hormones <p>Hydro-fracking is used in many natural gas wells around the country, where millions of gallons of water, sand, and chemicals are pumped under the ground &nbsp;to break apart rock and release gas.</p><p>A study&nbsp; published on Monday in the <em>Journal of Endocrinology</em>&nbsp; found hormone disrupting activity in the water at drill sites where spills had occurred.</p><p></p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 14:15:05 +0000 Kate O'Connell 9983 at http://wshu.org Study: Chemicals from fracking could impact hormones Cuomo doesn't expect decision on fracking until November election or later http://wshu.org/post/cuomo-doesnt-expect-decision-fracking-until-november-election-or-later <p>New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says he may not decide whether the sate should go ahead with hydro-fracking for natural gas until after the November 2014 elections.</p><p></p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 12:28:16 +0000 Karen DeWitt 9988 at http://wshu.org Cuomo doesn't expect decision on fracking until November election or later NY environmental group gives Sen. Klein dubious "award" http://wshu.org/post/ny-environmental-group-gives-sen-klein-dubious-award <p>An environmental group has given Senate Independent Democratic Leader Jeff Klein its 2013 Oil Slick award, claiming the Senate Co-leader has done more than any other state legislator to harm the environment.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 22:07:01 +0000 Karen DeWitt 6475 at http://wshu.org