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WEB BONUS - Gibson on why he supports the ban on hydrofracking

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Rep. Chris Gibson bucked many in his party recently by supporting the ban on hydraulic fracturing in New York State.

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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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Report finds local votes on fracking resulted in apparent conflicts of interest

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A reform group studied votes taken by local governments across the state on whether to allow hydrofracking, and found numerous potential conflicts of interest that they say could have tainted the outcome of the votes.

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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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AG says WNY weather provides more evidence of needed action on climate change

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The State’s Attorney General says the Buffalo snowstorms are more evidence that climate change is happening, and that New York and the nation need to work harder to combat the causes of global warming.

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Cancer Society say NYS underspends on anti smoking programs

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On the anniversary of the Great American smoke out, a leading anti cancer group says Governor Cuomo’s Administration should be spending more to cut back on smoking.

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Report critical of Cuomo administration attempts to get clean water loan for Tappan Zee Bridge project

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An independent review board has found fault with the Cuomo Administration’s attempts to convert a federal clean water fund loan into construction work for the Thruway’s Tappan Zee Bridge.

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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 defends Ebola quarantine policy

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Governor Cuomo defended his decision to quarantine travelers and health care workers returning from West Africa through New York City area airports if they’ve been in contact with Ebola patients. Cuomo’s faced intense criticism since the policy was announced over the weekend, but he says he’s doing what he thinks is necessary to keep the public calm and safe.

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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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Cuomo says state preparing for potential Ebola cases

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There are no known cases of Ebola in New York, but Governor Cuomo and state officials are making preparations in case one occurs, and have identified eight hospitals as Ebola care centers.

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Cuomo says conflicting studies make it hard to draw conclusion on fracking

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Governor Cuomo made some of his most extensive comments on the controversial topic of hydrofracking to date.

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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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Farmers helping farmers upstate

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To the rest of the world New York is a city, an urban jungle of towering skyscrapers and international culture.

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Groups urge no vote on Tappan Zee Bridge loan

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Environmentalists are urging a key review board to vote no on a request from the Cuomo Administration to help finance the rebuilding of a major Thruway bridge with a fund designed for municipal clean water projects.

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