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New York News
6:06 pm
Wed December 18, 2013

Bankrupt Fracking Company Sues Cuomo Administration Over Delays

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A bankrupt energy company is suing the Cuomo Administration over the long delayed decision on whether to allow hydrofracking in New York.   Their attorney says the action was prompted by remarks made by Governor Cuomo and his Health Commissioner earlier this week. 

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New York News
6:36 pm
Mon December 2, 2013

Fracking Debate Goes On

A recent Quinnipiac Poll shows New Yorkers are opposed to hydraulic fracturing, as arguments for and against the controversial gas drilling practice continue.

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New York News
6:07 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

Landowners Will File Lawsuit Against Fracking Delays By End Of The Year

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A landowners group says it intends to file a lawsuit against what it says are the Cuomo Administration’s unreasonable delays on hydrofracking before the end of the year.

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New England News
12:26 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

Environmentalists Press For Fracking Ban In Massachusetts

Environmental activists in Massachusetts are trying to launch a preemptive strike against hydraulic fracturing. While the controversial gas drilling practice has been the subject of fierce debate in New York for years it has drawn little attention in Massachusetts.

   The group Environment Massachusetts is urging Massachusetts lawmakers to enact a ban on fracking even though geologists and the petroleum industry insist the chances are remote the controversial gas drilling technique-- where water and chemicals are used to break rock--  would ever be used in the Bay State.

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New York News
6:06 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

Lawsuit Filed As One-Year Anniversary Of Fracking Health Study Nears

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It’s been nearly a year since the administration of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the state health commissioner would conduct a review to determine whether hydrofracking could be done safely in New York. Since then, little information has been released on the on going study. Now, an anti-fracking group is suing the state to find out what exactly is being reviewed.

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New York News
6:06 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Top Ranking U.S. Energy Official Hears Comments In Capital Region

Asst. Secretary Dr. David Danielson (center) at Union College with Congressman Paul Tonko (left) and Union College Chief of Staff Dr. Edward Summers (right).
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Wednesday in Schenectady leaders of local companies, educational institutions, and other stakeholders met with government leaders to discuss opportunities through energy efficiency. 

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New York News
1:00 pm
Tue June 11, 2013

New Data: Fracking Helped Boost U.S. Energy Reserves

A new report says U.S. oil and gas reserves are up by about a third - that number rise higher thanks to hydraulic fracturing. The paper released by the Energy Information Administration, the research branch of the U.S. Energy Department, says that reserves of oil and gas that can be developed using current technology are up 35 percent this year from 2011.

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Politics
6:06 pm
Tue April 23, 2013

Fracking Overshadows Other Issues On Earth Day

On Earth Day lobby day at the capitol, whether or not to allow hydrofracking in New York continues to be the dominant issue.

The Senate and Assembly Environmental Committee Chairs both take a dim view of the controversial gas drilling process, but they differ over what’s the next step.

Assembly Environmental Chair Bob Sweeney believes in a clearly legislated moratorium. In fact, the Assembly has already passed one.

“I think it is pretty clear that this is a bad deal not only environmentally,” said Sweeney. “But it’s a bad deal economically too.”

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Science & Technology
7:48 am
Mon April 8, 2013

Environmental reporter Michael Behar on fracking and earthquakes

Joe and Mary Reneau, whose home was damaged in an earthquake, as photographed by Ben Sklar in the current issue of Mother Jones.
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One of the most contentious areas of debate over the expansion of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas concerns a spike in seismic activity in unlikely areas that have begun fracking nearby. Some alarmed scientists say containment wells are putting undue pressure on faults deep underground. But industry interests disagree – that is, when they say anything at all.

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New York News
8:30 am
Thu March 21, 2013

NY appeals court to consider local fracking

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Towns that want to control land use through zoning against the drilling industry are being pitted against landowners who say state law trumps local authority. 

Arguments are scheduled today in a state appeals court in two cases over who should control oil and gas development.

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