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Adirondack resort wins key battle in Tupper Lake

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It's a battle that's been going on for nearly a decade in the North Country town of Tupper Lake.

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Buffalo rebirth, first look at new ADK trails

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We have three interesting stories to tell in this edition of New York NOW.

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Fractivists say NY's ban is influencing moratorium decisions elsewhere

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There’s word that the commissioner of the state’s environmental agency is leaving, just two days after Joe Martens issued the final environmental impact statement banning hydro fracking in New York. The final report on fracking is a signal for others to move on as well.

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Budget funds to create logger training program

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Take a look at what a small fraction of the $142 billion spending plan is helping create - a logger training program.

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Protest in Albany over Cayuga Power Plant

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A small but passionate group of about 50 activists with the Sierra club, gathered on the southern lawn of Albany’s Academy Park to deliver a 14-thousand signed petitions demanding Governor Cuomo deny the bailout of the Cayuga Power Plant.

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New national carbon emission standards builds on Pataki era cap and trade program

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President Obama’s plan for national standards to curb power plant emissions is based, in part, on a cap and trade type program already existence in New York.

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Health officials moving ahead on setting up medical marijuana in NYS by 2016

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Cuomo Administration officials who are devising regulations for medical marijuana in New York say it’s unlikely any patients in the state will get the drug before 2016. They say they are working through the details of how to implement the program, but there are still many unanswered questions.

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Fracktivists say they won't let up until Cuomo decides

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Opponents of hydrofracking say they want Governor Cuomo to declare a three to five year moratorium on fracking in New York. The gas drilling process has been on hold for several years.

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Election over, will Cuomo decide on fracking?

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Now that elections are over, supporters and opponents of hydrofracking are wondering what will be Governor Andrew Cuomo’s next move on the long stalled gas drilling process in New York State.

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Cuomo says fracking study will be out by year's end

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During Wednesday’s only gubernatorial debate, Governor Cuomo said that the long awaited health review on potential dangers of hydrofracking will be completed by the end of the year.

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EPA rejects Cuomo plan for thruway bridge loan

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The federal environmental protection agency has rejected a plan by Governor Cuomo to raid the state’s clean water fund to help pay for the New York Thruway’s Tappan Zee Bridge replacement.

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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.

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Cuomo's Charge New York Program

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A look at Governor Cuomo’s Tax Commission and his Charge NY program.

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Fracking not currently in NY's economic development plans

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Governor Cuomo, who still has not issued a decision on whether hydrofracking should be allowed in New York, is backing further away from the controversial gas drilling process in his economic development plans for the future.

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Feb 2012 report from State Health Dept says fracking could be done safely

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A document from Governor Cuomo’s Administration assessing the health impacts of hydrofracking, written several months ago, says the gas drilling process is likely safe if proper precautions are taken by the governor’s environmental agency.

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