Pipeline denial important step away from shale gas

New York state regulators have denied permits for a natural gas pipeline that would supply a $900 million power plant in the Hudson Valley. It represents a shift in policy detrimental to the fossil fuel industry and critical to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, according to two Cornell University experts. Anthony Ingraffea, a leading researcher on […]

Fracking ban the right economic, environmental and health decision

Three Cornell University experts comment on the announcement today by Governor Andrew Cuomo’s administration to ban hydraulic fracturing in New York state.   Susan Christopherson is a professor and chair of the City and Regional Planning at Cornell University and an economic geographer. Her research and teaching focuses on economic development and she has produced […]

Do natural gas vehicles hurt or harm the environment? Cornell expert available

Anthony Ingraffea, professor in Cornell’s School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has studied fracking since 1982 and co-authored a study warning that extracting natural gas could do more to aggravate global warming than mining coal. He is available to comment on the new study by MIT and Stanford, published today in Science, that concludes switching […]