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DEC seeks more time on fracking study

After four years of studying the environmental impact of hydraulic fracturing, at least 90 more days appears to be in order. The deadline to finalize rules governing fracking is today, Nov. 29. The state Department of Environmental Conservation will file ...

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Cuomo: Fracking regs likely delayed into 2013

ALBANY — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says a health study of shale gas drilling will make it impossible to meet a looming deadline for new fracking regulations, pushing a much-delayed decision on the contentious issue into 2013. The Department ...

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Towns battle property tax cap

Webster highway crews worked overtime last week in preparation for the arrival of Hurricane Sandy, picking up leaves to help prevent potential flooding in areas by Lake Ontario. As nearly 1,500 households in the town remained without power Wednesday morning, ...

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Vineyard owners: Wine, fracking don’t mix

The hillside vineyards of New York’s Finger Lakes region make money producing fine Rieslings and inviting tourists to sip white wine by the water’s edge. Now winery owners are worried about the prospect of a grittier kind of economic development: ...

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Irondequoit Bay housing project approved

A $60 million housing project on Irondequoit Bay that at one point was held up by a court dispute with the state Department of Environmental Conservation over a bald eagle’s nest has finally received the go-ahead. The Penfield Town Board ...

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