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Calls in Albany for Another Fracking Delay

The Independent Democratic Conference of the New York State Senate is calling for up to a two year delay in approving the start of hydraulic fracture drilling for natural gas in the state until initial results of an independent health review are complete...

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Bosc D'Anjou, flickr
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New York State Department Of Health Says “Not Yet” To Hydrofracking

The New York State Department of Health is saying "not yet" to the controversial process of hydrofracking, citing possible public health concerns.

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News
Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News
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‘Frack Nation’ Documentary Draws Hundreds to Regal Cinemas

Both supporters of natural gas drilling and opponents of high volume hydraulic fracture drilling or 'fracking'  packed the Regal Cinemas in the Town of Dickinson February 10th for a free showing of the documentary, Frack Nation...

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Binghamton Rally Calls for DEC Decision on Fracking

Over 150 local union laborers rallied in Binghamton with one message last week: ‘It’s time for new jobs; it’s time for new economic growth; it’s time for safe natural gas drilling."

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Village of Oxford Bans Hydrofracking

The Village of Oxford’s board of trustees has approved the first hydrofracking ban in Chenango County.

In a 4-1 vote, a zoning measure was passed that bars gas exploration, extraction and disposal within the Village of Oxford.

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News
Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News
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New Anti-Fracking Group Launches in Binghamton

A new network has been organized to push for the rejection of hydraulic fracture drilling for natural gas in the region.Save the Southern Tier anti-fracking network has sent a letter to New York Governor Andew Cuomo claiming the Democrat has been misinformed about fracking and the level of support the technology has in the Southern Tier...

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Bosc d'Anjou, flickr
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Oneida County Legislature Urges Cuomo, DEC To Extend Fracking Comment Period

Utica, NY (WIBX) - The Oneida County Legislature is urging the Governor to extend the 30-day public comment period regarding the controversial topic of high volume hydraulic fracturing, or as it’s commonly referred to as “hydrofracking.”

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Town of Chenango Narrowly Rejects Drilling Moratorium

The Town of Chenango is not banning oil and gas drilling within its borders, at least for now.

A 3-2 vote January 2nd sank a proposal that would have imposed a one-year moratorium on drilling...

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Justin Sullivan, Getty Images
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Hydrofracking Safe In New York?

Albany, NY (WIBX) - Hydrofracking has been deemed safe by New York health officials.

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New York State Seal
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Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo Wants Frack Panel to Meet

New York State Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo is requesting that Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joseph Martenz convene a meeting of the High Volume Hydraulic Fracturing Advisory Panel...

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