Cuomo blocks gas pipeline by E.J. McMahon | NY Torch

"Southern Tier Soaring" is the slogan Governor Andrew Cuomo has assigned to his job-creation program for the most economically troubled region of upstate New York.

Better make that "Southern Tier Sinking (Further)."

EPA drills under anti-frackers by Ken Girardin | NY Torch

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has just eliminated a substantial "scientific uncertainty" cited in support of New York State's ban on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, of deep-underground natural gas deposits.

Report: Proposed NY Biofuel Mandate is Wrong for NY Press Releases

A proposal to mandate the use of biodiesel in home heating oil in New York would raise consumer costs while reducing overall energy efficiency, according to a report jointly released today by the Empire Center for Public Policy and the Manhattan Institute.

Bio-fooled by Jude Clemente | Reports

A proposal to mandate the use of biodiesel in home heating oil in New York would raise consumer costs while reducing overall energy efficiency and consuming more fossil fuels.

If not fracking, what? by E.J. McMahon | | NY Torch

Governor Andrew Cuomo's decision to ban high-volume hydraulic fracturing in New York State is a huge blow to the fragile and declining economy of the Southern Tier.