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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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Cuomo's cabinet starts canal trip

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Some members of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s cabinet are about to know every inch of the Erie Canal “from Albany to Buffalo.”

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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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A good plan for Lake Ontario and St. Lawrence River?

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The International Joint Commission is a bi-national organization that helps Canada and the U.S. manage their shared water. Here in New York, the IJC has put out a new proposal that would change the water levels in Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River.

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

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

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Anti-fracking claims the upper PR hand

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Anti-fracking groups presented Governor Cuomo with 200,000 signatures asking for a ban on the gas drilling process in New York, and a State Senator predicts the opposition will have an effect on the governor.

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What does the future hold for fracking in NY?

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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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Preservationists oppose fracking

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An historic preservation group is weighing in on hydro fracking for the first time, and they don't like what they say they’ve been learning about the gas drilling process.

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Drillers charge "fracking hysteria" helps enviros raise cash

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Why is there such a big fuss over fracking?

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