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We’re looking back at some of the stories that dominated 2015 this week — especially the proposed construction of natural gas pipelines. The building of two controversial pipelines could be held up for a year if environmental approvals fail to materialize on time.

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Kinder Morgan ramped up efforts to educate communities about a pipeline project that would move fracked natural gas across the Northeast.

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  If you thought fracking of any kind would never happen in New York State after Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration officially banned large-scale hydraulic fracturing on June 29, think again. A proposal to frack for natural gas using gelled propane and sand was announced Wednesday in the Southern Tier.


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Now that New York state's Department of Environmental Conservation has officially banned hydrofracking, officials in Schoharie County would like the state to take a closer look at natural gas pipelines and compressor stations.

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New York has formalized its ban on high-volume hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, for natural gas after a seven-year environmental and health review.

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New York regulators have released the final version of an environmental impact review of shale gas development that's expected to lead to a state ban on fracking.

David Nightingale: On Energy Independence

May 3, 2015

Let's look at the idea of Energy Independence, and the possibility of no further need for filling the coffers of sometimes unstable fuel-producing nations.

  New York made national headlines by banning hydraulic fracturing.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that Governor Cuomo’s ban could be a trendsetter.

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When New York became the second state in the nation (after Vermont)  to ban the controversial gas drilling method hydraulic fracturing, some were surprised that Governor Andrew Cuomo finally took a stance on the issue.

The fracking announcement December 17th came after six years of a de facto moratorium with a long-awaited health impact study. New York State acting Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker, who said “I cannot support high volume hydraulic fracturing in the great state of New York.”

A six-year de facto moratorium defined by passionate protests, lawsuits and fierce lobbying came to a conclusion with Wednesday’s announcement by the Cuomo administration’s health and environmental conservation commissioners that they would not allow hydraulic fracturing to go forward in New York. Few people have covered the fracking wars as closely as reporter Jon Campbell, who covers the capitol for Gannett. Campbell was at the key cabinet meeting and tells WAMC’s Ian Pickus several questions about the decision remain unanswered.

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