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Court strikes down local drilling moratorium

ALBANY — A state judge invalidated Binghamton’s two-year moratorium on natural gas drilling, marking the first time a local law that would ban or delay hydraulic fracturing in New York has been struck down.   State Supreme Court Justice Ferris ...

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Fracking laws face environmental challenges

Laws that would broaden fracking — the controversial drilling practice that uses a mix of chemicals and water at high pressure to release natural gas deep under the surface — are facing environmental challenges in court. In one recent development, ...

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Report criticizes Pa. gas drilling enforcement

PITTSBURGH — Pennsylvania regulators aren’t inspecting tens of thousands of oil and gas wells even once a year, a new report says. But state officials say they’re inspecting most new wells in the Marcellus Shale region, which is the right ...

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Judge rejects gas drilling lawsuit against feds

ALBANY — A federal judge has rejected state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s lawsuit seeking to force a full environmental review before the Delaware River Basin Commission allows natural gas drilling in a watershed that provides drinking water for millions of ...

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Environmental group sues NY over drilling records

ALBANY — An environmental group is suing the Cuomo administration over public records pertaining to the state’s communications with energy industry interests hoping to drill for shale gas in New York using the controversial method known as fracking. The Washington, ...

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Officials urge Cuomo to OK gas drilling

ALBANY — Town officials and landowners eager for shale gas drilling to begin in southern New York are pressing Gov. Andrew Cuomo to approve an environmental review that’s been four years in the making. “This issue has been going on ...

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Paper: Pa. proposing new rules for gas drilling

PITTSBURGH — Pennsylvania is proposing far-reaching changes to oil and gas drilling rules. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette  reported Tuesday that there are more than 100 proposed changes in a 23-page draft from the state Department of Environmental Protection. The document is ...

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Driller to NY: Stop local bans or we’ll sue

ALBANY — A natural gas drilling company is taking a new tack in the industry’s fight against local drilling bans: It’s threatening to sue if New York regulators don’t step in and extinguish the prohibitions. John Holko, president of Lenape ...

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