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NYS Court Rules Against Fracking Moratorium

A New York State Supreme Court judge has ruled that the City of Binghamton's moratorium on hydraulic fracturing for natural gas cannot stand.

The City's moratorium was put into place back in December of 2011

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Lawyer: Southern Tier Homeowners Should Learn About Gas Leases

An attorney from Westchester County is advising homeowners in Broome, Tioga and nearby counties to find out how gas drilling in the region could affect them, whether or not they sign a gas lease.

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State Lawmakers And Environmental Activists Express Opposition To Hydro Fracking
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Libous Receives Threats as Fracking Debate Heats Up

The gas drilling debate is beginning heat to a boiling point throughout the Southern Tier.

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Don Morgan

Natural Gas Field Development Continuing

In spite of rumors of lower natural gas prices slowing drilling activity in Northeastern Pennsylvania, activity is being observed in Bradford County and established wells.  Recently, a man appeared behind our camper with some survey equipment in view of one of the many gas pads in the area

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BU Faculty, Students Join Fracking Foes

Some Binghamton University faculty members, staff and students are expressing support for a Vestal group that's opposed to fracking in the town.

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Cuomo: Fracking Faces Legal Challenges

Governor Andrew Cuomo is suggesting there's not likely to be any fracking in the Marcellus Shale of New York state very soon.

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Union Town Board to Receive Petition Backing Frack Ban

A Broome County group opposed to fracking is submitting hundreds of petition signatures to the Town of Union board.

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N.Y. Congressional Candidate Holds Anti-Fracking Rally

NY Congressional candidate Dan Lamb held a rally today in Binghamton in opposition of the proposal that would allow hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in the Southern Tier.  Lamb, who is running for New York's newly created 22nd Congressional District, says that the moratorium on fracking should remain in place until more comprehensive environmental, economic, and public health studies can be conducted

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To Frack… Or Not To Frack

I will never claim to be an expert on the subject of high volume hydraulic fracturing for natural gas, but it certainly is an issue that is hard to ignore living in the Southern Tier of New York State.

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