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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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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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Fracking Foe Calls On Health Experts to Push For Public Input

A prominent opponent of fracking in New York has called on the state health commissioner and a panel of health experts to allow the public to review a "health impact analysis" being prepared before the state acts on shale gas drilling rules

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Assembly Hearing Set on Proposed Fracking Rules

Another public hearing on planned regulations for high-volume hydraulic fracturing is in the works.

Three members of the state Assembly have announced the session will be held in Albany on January 10

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Broome Fracking Truck Law Vetoed

A road use fee measure approved by lawmakers in anticipation of heavy truck traffic associated with future fracking activity is being vetoed by Broome County Executive Debra Preston.

The proposal raised concerns among some residents and local business operators

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Ryan: I Was Invited to Binghamton Pro-Fracking Event

Binghamton mayor Matthew Ryan says a website's report claiming he showed up uninvited to a forum about natural gas development is wrong.

A blog posted on the Energy In Depth site reported "Ryan thought it was his right to be there and so he decided to crash it

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NY Petroleum Council Official Awaits Gas Drilling Regs

The executive director of the New York State Petroleum Council is expressing optimism that regulations for high-volume hydraulic fracturing for natural gas development will be finalized in the year ahead

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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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Binghamton Plans More Tests on Susquehanna River Water

No chemical contamination related to fracking activity in Pennsylvania has been detected in the river that's used as a source for the city of Binghamton's drinking water.

Mayor Matthew Ryan says test results conducted on samples from the Susquehanna River revealed no pollution problems that could be linked to gas drilling outside New York state

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