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Cuomo says health study could speed up fracking approval process

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Governor Cuomo says he supports his Administration’s internal health review on hydrofracking in New York, and he says it could even hasten the gas drilling process in the state, should fracking ultimately be approved.

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Controversy still simmers over SUNY Buffalo Shale Institute

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Shortly after opening its doors at this spring, the Shale Resources and Society Institute (SRSI) ignited a controversy that persists several months later.

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Hundreds urge Cuomo not to approve fracking

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Anti fracking advocates rallied in Albany to try to convince Governor Andrew Cuomo to ban the natural gas drilling process in New York.

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Assistant AG Richard Schwartz killed in severe storms

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Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office today announced the death of longtime Assistant AG Richard Schwartz, who was killed Thursday night in Brooklyn during the severe storm.

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Governor offers some support for limited fracking

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Governor Andrew Cuomo offered some support to a plan to permit hydrofracking in New York in communities that welcome the gas drilling process.

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State Legislature stays out of fracking, for now

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​Governor Cuomo is indicating he may very soon release a plan to begin limited hydrofracking in New York, but the state legislature left for the summer without acting on any legislation that would speed up the process, or slow it down.

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New environmental coalition urges Cuomo to drop fracking plan

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The state’s major environmental groups have formed a new coalition, urging Governor Andrew Cuomo to reject a plan to begin hydro fracking in select counties in New York’s Southern Tier.

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U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu on powering NY and the nation

Posted by Marie Cusick on

U.S. Energy Secretary Stephen Chu on national energy policy and some of the issues NY faces.

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What does the future hold for fracking in NY?

Posted by Karen DeWitt on

Earth Day came and went in New York without too much discussion of what many environmentalists believe to be the biggest issue facing the state- when and where the gas drilling process known as hydrofracking will occur.

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The fight over fracking in New York

Posted by Matt Ryan, Marie Cusick on

For the past three years, a battle has raged in New York over natural gas.

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DEC hydrofracking hearings draw big crowds

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The public comment period on hydrofracking in New York is open until January 11, 2012.

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Hydrofracking study stirs debate

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NY DEC Commissioner Joe Martens discusses why he thinks hydraulic fracturing is safe.

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