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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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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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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton Ends Appeal Of Drilling Ban Ruling

Binghamton Mayor Richard David says the city has withdrawn its appeal of a state court decision that invalidated a local moratorium on gas drilling and exploration.

David issued a statement Tuesday afternoon announcing he had directed city Corporation Counsel Kenneth Frank to advise the Appellate Division of state Supreme Court that the city was ending its appeal

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Southern Tier Fracking Foes Heading To Albany

People opposed to high-volume hydraulic fracturing for natural gas development in New York are planning to protest during Governor Andrew Cuomo's State of the State address.

Buses from Binghamton and from across the state are expected to bring people to Albany on Wednesday for a rally to coincide with the speech

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Pro-Gas Group Blasts New York Moratorium

An energy industry organization has launched an effort to call more attention to New York State's effective moratorium on high-volume hydraulic fracturing.

The Independent Oil and Gas Association is publicizing information it says will show what the state has lost as development of natural gas in the Marcellus Shale has been on hold for the past five years

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Broome Fracking Rallies Held As Obama Visits

People on both sides of the fracking controversy gathered in Broome County to express their views as President Barack Obama brought his bus tour to the Binghamton area.

On the Binghamton University campus, hundreds of activists opposed to high-volume hydraulic fracturing held a rally under tight security

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton Rallies For And Against Fracking

President Obama is scheduled to be in Broome County Friday and those who support and oppose high-volume hydraulic fracturing for natural gas are ready to rally.

Governor Andrew Cuomo, who has yet to decide on allowing fracking in New York state, is not expected to be with the president during his Binghamton University appearance

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Obama May Hear About Southern Tier Fracking Fight

Supporters and opponents of fracking are expected to turn out to express their views when President Obama visits Broome County.

The president is planning to hold a town hall-style meeting when he's hosted by Binghamton University on Friday

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

New York Fracking Foes Question Campaign Donations

Groups fighting fracking in New York state are calling for an investigation into campaign contributions by interests supporting natural gas drilling.

Some members of Citizen Action and the Sierra Club are pointing to a study they say shows more than $14 million was donated by pro-fracking interests to candidates and campaign committees

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News [file]

Libous Discusses Fracking Report [AUDIO]

New York State Senator Thomas Libous was interviewed on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program Thursday. He discussed his support for high-volume hydraulic fracturing and responded to questions related to a Bloomberg News report.

Libous insisted his support for fracking in the Marcellus Shale is not relat

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