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Binghamton Mayor Richard David says the city has withdrawn its appeal of a state court decision that invalidated a local moratorium on gas drilling and exploration.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