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Governor Admits Drinking Fracking Fluid!

New Yorkers might remember the time when Governor Hugh Carey offered to drink a glass of PCB's after the Binghamton State Office Building was contaminated by a transformer fire.

But we haven't had a governor who volunteered to swill some "fracking fluid" used by gas and oil companies

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Gas Drilling Deadline Missed Again.. Permits Still Possible?

New York State will again miss a deadline for issuing regulations for natural gas exploration in the Marcellus Shale formation.The head of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation says more time is needed to study the health impacts of fracking

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

The Fracking Countdown Continues

Those who've been supporting or fighting New York State fracking regulations should soon have a better sense of what path the Cuomo administration intends to pursue regarding shale gas development

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News
Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

‘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.The film

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Town of Union Flood Buyout Appraisals to Begin

Appraisal work should get underway for town of Union properties that are part of a flood buyout program.

The town board has authorized the appraisal process for 176 properties which have been approved for the process

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Camping to Return to Owego’s Hickories Park

The repair work is continuing at the flood-damaged Hickories Park in the town of Owego. Camp sites at the park should be ready for use this spring.

The park's been open for limited use after initial repairs were completed following the 2011 flood

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton: Home of the Biggest Indoor Environmental Disaster

It happened 32 years ago in downtown Binghamton.

A transformer fire in the basement of the Binghamton State Office Building erupted at about 5:28 a.m. on February 5, 1981.

It resulted in what's been viewed as the nation's most expensive indoor environmental disaster

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Gasland’s Josh Fox Wants to Interview Cuomo

The director of the documentary Gasland wants to discuss fracking with Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Josh Fox has been working on a sequel to the 2010 anti-fracking documentary that was shown on HBO.

Speaking on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program today, Fox said he's been writing to the governor every three months or so to request an interview "for the last two years."

Fox said he

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton University Deer to Be Counted From the Air

An aerial survey is planned to determine the deer population on the Binghamton University campus in the town of Vestal.

University president Harvey Stenger says infrared cameras will be used when a flyover is conducted over the nature preserve and some of the surrounding areas

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Photo by Kathy Whyte
Photo by Kathy Whyte

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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