Hydro-fracking http://wshu.org en 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 NY Assemblywoman asks for fracking health review re-take http://wshu.org/post/ny-assemblywoman-asks-fracking-health-review-re-take <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>A Binghamton, New York Assemblywoman who is on Governor Andrew Cuomo administration&#39;s hydro fracking advisory panel is asking for a do-over of an ongoing health review. She says the secretive process has compromised public confidence.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 21:52:51 +0000 Karen DeWitt 6474 at http://wshu.org NY Assemblywoman asks for fracking health review re-take