Kate Sinding

Kate Sinding is a senior attorney in NRDC’s New York Urban Program.

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Thursday, August 22, 2013
Anti-Fracking Protestors to Appeal Directly to Obama During Visit to Shale Country
President Obama’s welcome on his trip to Pennsylvania and New York this week may not be as warm as he’d hoped. Anti-fracking citizens in both states, dismayed at the President’s decision to embrace natural gas development as a major energy priority, plan to protest his visit to shale country.
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Saturday, May 04, 2013
Huge Triumph for NY Towns Fighting Fracking's Risks
This week, in a tremendous victory for local governments in NY, an intermediate appellate court affirmed two lower court decisions that held that municipalities have the right to exercise their traditional home rule powers to ban fracking within their borders.
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Friday, July 20, 2012
Cracks in the Foundation: New Fracking Information Shows More Underground Contamination, Toxic Fluids Than Previously Thought
It looks like every day more and more cracks are appearing in the stock oil and gas industry argument about fracking-related water contamination. For those who haven’t heard it before, the standard line goes something like this: fracking couldn’t possibly contaminate underground drinking water because, between the productive shale layer and groundwater, there are thousands of feet of solid, impermeable rock. Even where contamination does occur, the claim continues, this is not due to fracking, but poor casing and cementing jobs, which are rare in practice and not wor
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