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Fracking Debated at Binghamton University

An estimated 300 people on both sides of the issue of high volume hydraulic fracture drilling for natural gas in the region don’t appear to have been swayed either way by arguments presented in a debate at Binghamton University

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News
Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Arbitrator Orders Gas Company to Pay in Bradford County Contamination Claim

A report in a Bradford County, Pennsylvania newspaper says a Terry Township woman is being compensated tens of thousands of dollars by a drilling company for methane contamination in her water.

According to the report in the Daily Review, Jacqueline Place signed a lease in June 2008 that included a clause that would allow for arbitration should there be any damage caused by activity in the area by Chesapeake Appalachia, LLC.

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News
Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Broome Officials Keeping Eye On Rail Hazards

Public safety officials in the Binghamton area are working to update a plan to respond to emergencies caused by hazardous materials transported on railroads and highways.

Broome County Emergency Services director Brett Chellis says special attention is being given to recent disasters involving rail tankers in the United States and Canada

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WNBF News/ Roger Neel Photo
WNBF News/ Roger Neel Photo

Broome’s 2014 Earth Fest Taking Shape

Speaking on the February 22 edition of the local public affairs program, Southern Tier Close Up, Chairman of the 2014 Earth Fest in Broome County, Chris Burger says vendors are currently being sought for the celebration of Mother Earth April 26 at SUNY Broome Community College in the Town of Dickinson

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News
Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Warm Up Brings Ice Jam Danger to Twin Tiers

Bob Joseph/WNBF NewsIce jams could be an unwelcome add-on to the warmer temperatures most Twin Tiers and Central New York residents were looking forward to. 

Authorities remind people in flood-prone areas to keep an eye on rivers and smaller tributaries that have frozen over

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News [file]
Bob Joseph/WNBF News [file]

Binghamton Officials To Discuss First Ward Strategy

The future of Binghamton's First Ward will be the focus of a community workshop.

City officials say the program will be held at the First Ward Senior Center at 226 Clinton Street from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News
Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Coalition Goes To Court To Force Fracking Decision

A Broome County-based group representing landowners is suing New York State over the delay in developing regulations to allow high-volume hydraulic fracturing for natural gas.

The Joint Landowners Coalition of New York wants Governor Andrew Cuomo to release records related to his administration's fracking environmental review process

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News
Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton Copes With More Frozen Water Lines

A frozen water line resulted in the closure of a section of Court Street in downtown Binghamton.

Eastbound traffic was detoured at the roundabout onto Chenango or Exchange streets on Wednesday

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News
Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Endicott Residents Are Told Leachate Release Into River is Safe

Kathy Whyte/ WNBF NewsEndicott residents are being assured that leachate that is being treated at i-3 Electronics on the Huron campus and then released into the Susquehanna River near Union Endicott High School is safe

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News
Bob Joseph/WNBF News

The “Binghamton Now” Fracking Debate [AUDIO]

Listen to the discussion on high-volume hyrdraulic fracturing as Vera Scroggins and Victor Furman joined Bob Joseph on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program.

The conversation was broadcast live on February 6, 2014.

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