Contact Us

Town’s Gas Drilling Moratorium Blocked

Some town of Chenango residents are protesting a move by the Broome County Executive’s administration to block a local, one-year moratorium on hydraulic fracture drilling for natural gas.

A group of citizens and environmentalists gathered November 2nd at the New York State Office Building in Binghamton to demand Executive Debra Preston back off on a move that would force a vote on a moratorium to be a ‘super-majority’ instead of a simple 2/3 majority in town council.

Under the county directive called a 239 Review Denial, the town council would have to have at least a four to one vote in order to pass the moratorium.

Preston’s re-election campaign has called the protest a calculated effort to boost challenger Tarik Abdelazim’s campaign a few days before election day.

Best of WNBF

Recommended For You

Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wnbf.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Register on WNBF News Radio 1290 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a member? Sign up here

Register on WNBF News Radio 1290 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!