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Dem senator seeks probe of GOP chief over fracking

ALBANY — A Democratic senator has asked for an investigation of state Republican Chairman Ed Cox for his campaign supporting hydraulic fracturing while he has a personal stake worth millions of dollars in a gas drilling company. Sen. Timothy Kennedy ...

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Attorneys address oil, gas interests

Hiscock & Barclay LLP Attorneys Yvonne E. Hennessey and Danielle E. Mettler were scheduled to speak on the opening of the Independent Oil & Gas Association of New York’s annual meeting today in Buffalo. Hennessey and Mettler were to discuss ...

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Phillips Lytle partner to talk about hydrofracking

David P. Flynn, a partner with Phillips Lytle LLP of Buffalo, will give two presentations at the 2013 Chautauqua County Energy Conference & Expo. Flynn’s presentations on alternative energy, “Hydrofracking: Understanding the facts and issues of Marcellus and Utica Shale,” ...

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County’s green fleet recognized

Monroe County’s fleet division has been ranked the second best Government “Green Fleet” in North America by Government Fleet magazine. More than 38,000 public fleets operate in North America. The magazine examined criteria from various categories such as fleet composition, ...

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Group lays out tax relief plan

A crew works on a gas drilling rig at a well site for shale based natural gas in Zelienople, Pa., in this file photo. Unshackle Upstate, a business lobbying group, wants high-volumne natural gas drilling in the Southern Tier and elimination of certain taxes to improve the economy. AP Images

An $860 million plan advocates for high-volume natural gas drilling in the Southern Tier and calls for the phasing out and eventual elimination of certain taxes that would improve the upstate economy. The New ERA for Upstate plan — short ...

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Green home-improvement tax plan moves ahead

Proposed legislation to give tax abatements for home improvements meeting green-building standards will move ahead. The Legislature’s Agenda/Charter Committee recommended a financial review of the legislation introduced by Legislator Joe Morelle Jr., D-Irondequoit. A report by county administration is due ...

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Kaleida Health designs energy efficient projects

Kaleida Health, the largest healthcare provider in Western New York, is projected to reduce annual operating costs at the Gates Vascular Institute and HighPointe on Michigan by $245,000 as a result of building high levels of energy efficiency into the ...

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Chesapeake drops fight to extend 200 gas leases

ALBANY — A law firm representing landowners in southern New York said Chesapeake Energy has dropped its two-year legal battle to force an extension of 200 expired gas-drilling leases covering 13,000 acres. Oklahoma City-based Chesapeake had argued that it had ...

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Schumer supports farmer fighting NY regulator

ALBANY — The New York farm family that refused to cave to a major power company and New York state is getting a powerful ally. U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is calling on Rochester Gas & Electric and the Cuomo administration’s ...

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