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Libous Will Fight Proposed Fracking Moratorium

The New York State Assembly has approved a two-year moratorium on fracking until more scientific information is available on potential environmental and health risks.

A proposed moratorium won't be adopted unless the Senate agrees to such a move

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Video Portrays A Pro-Fracking Cuomo As Hitler

A parody video posted on YouTube depicting a pro-fracking Governor Andrew Cuomo as Adolf Hitler is generating controversy.

The video uses about three-and-a-half minutes of a 2004 film called "Downfall

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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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DiNapoli Preparing Analysis of Cuomo Budget

The New York State Comptroller's Office is completing a detailed review of Governor Cuomo's budget proposal.

Thomas DiNapoli says the analysis hasn't been finalized but it should be ready for release in a few days

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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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Broome, Tioga Residents Receive Anti-Fracking Mailer

People who live in Broome, Tioga and three other counties being considered for high-volume hydraulic fracturing have received a brochure from a group fighting fracking in New York.

Speaking on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program, Jill Wiener of Catskill Citizens for Safe Energy said more than 190,000 brochures were sent to residents of the region.

The mailing

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NY State Police Hotline Answers Gun Law Questions

New York State Police members are going to answer questions people have about the recently-enacted gun law.

A hotline is to go into operation today to provide New Yorkers with accurate information about new gun regulations

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Libous “A Little Confused” By Cuomo Casino Plans

New York State Senator Thomas Libous says he'll await more specific details before passing judgment on Governor Cuomo's call to permit the establishment of upstate gambling casinos.

The governor is proposing the creation of up to three casinos with most of the revenue being earmarked for education

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Lupardo: Southern Tier Will Benefit From Economic Development Aid

The Southern Tier will receive $91 million in economic development assistance from New York State.

Governor Cuomo announced a second round of regional economic development grants this morning.

The money for the Southern Tier is to be used to fund 62 proposed projects

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Fracking Foes Call on Cuomo to Restart Environmental Review

Opponents of high-volume hydraulic fracturing have sent a message to Governor Cuomo urging him to stop the shale gas rulemaking process involving New York State's environmental regulatory agency.

The group also called on Cuomo to restart the environmental review proceeding to require public involvement in the state Department of Health impact analysis of potential fracking

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