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Susquehanna County Fracking Foe Faces Jail Time

A Brackney woman expects she'll be sent to jail as she continues to demonstrate her opposition to fracking for natural gas in Pennsylvania.

Vera Scroggins has been fined $1,000 after a Susquehanna County judge concluded she violated an injunction by getting too close to a Cabot Oil and Gas fracking site

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Cuomo Asked to Provide Details on Fracking Ban

Environmentalists are seeking information from Governor Andrew Cuomo on how a possible ban on high-volume hydraulic fracturing will be implemented in New York state.

The state's environmental conservation and health commissioners announced on December 17 that they would not support fracking for natural gas development

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Broome County Town Officials May OK Fracking

Despite Governor Cuomo's announced fracking ban, officials in the town of Windsor are looking to find a way to allow development of natural gas resources.

A report on the website of The Patriot-News in Harrisburg indicates the town plans to adopt its own regulati

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Court Hearing For Susquehanna County Fracking Foe

Several motions are to be discussed in a Susquehanna County Court hearing involving fracking oppponent Vera Scroggins.

The Brackney woman has been barred from active Cabot Oil and Gas well sites and access roads under a court injunction

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News [July 9, 2014]
Bob Joseph/WNBF News [July 9, 2014]

Hawkins To Tour Pennsylvania Fracking Sites

The Green Party candidate for New York governor plans to visit fracking sites in Pennsylvania.

Howie Hawkins intends to tour parts of Susquehanna County on Thursday to see areas where high-volume hydraulic fracturing is being used to obtain natural gas

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Fracking Foes Call For New Environmental Study

Opponents of high-volume hydraulic fracturing in New York state are calling on Governor Andrew Cuomo to withdraw a draft environmental impact statement on the process.

Fracking foes have sent a letter to the governor urging him to direct the state Department of Health to conduct an open and transparent public health impact study

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News [file]

Fracking Rallies Planned For Obama’s Cooperstown Visit

Opponents of high-volume hydraulic fracturing are planning to hold a demonstration in Cooperstown in conjunction with President Obama's scheduled visit to the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

Organizers say they hope to have the rally near the Hall of Fame but the location will be affected by security guidelines established by the Secret Service

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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

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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