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Feb 22, 2017

Environmentalists ready to battle Trump, GOP in court

CHICAGO — The night before Donald Trump’s inauguration, five environmental lawyers filed a federal court brief defending an Obama administration clean-water rule that the new president and his Republican allies had targeted for elimination, considering it burdensome to landowners. The move served as a warning that environmentalists, facing a hostile administration and a Republican-dominate[...]

Feb 12, 2013

Town sued for banning ‘frack’ talk at meetings

ALBANY — Two environmental groups filed a federal lawsuit on Tuesday against an upstate New York town, claiming it violated residents’ right to free speech by banning discussion of natural gas drilling at town board meetings. The town board in Sanford, about 100 miles southwest of Albany in Broome County, passed a resolution in September […]

Dec 19, 2012

Groups want details on fracking health study

ALBANY — A coalition of environmental groups called on state officials Tuesday to release details of a health impact study for shale gas drilling and high-volume hydraulic fracturing. Representatives of a dozen prominent organizations signed a letter to Health Commissioner Nirav Shah and Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joseph Martens. They asked them to make public the […]

Aug 1, 2012

Fracking opponents put pressure on Cuomo

ALBANY — Opponents of shale gas drilling that involves blasting chemical-laden water deep into the ground are asking Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s top campaign contributors to pressure him to ban the practice in the state. New York Residents Against Drilling and several other groups sent a letter to Cuomo’s top 1,000 individual donors on Wednesday saying […]

Dec 13, 2010

Industry, enviros praise gas-drilling time-out

ALBANY (AP) — Environmental groups and energy companies both claimed victory after Gov. David Paterson ordered a seven-month moratorium on some natural gas drilling in the state, although environmentalists would have preferred the broader ban that the Legislature had approved.

Aug 4, 2010

Marcellus drilling moratorium thru Senate

ALBANY — While environmental groups celebrated passage of a gas-drilling moratorium in the state Senate, an industry group said it needlessly delays work already held up for two years during an environmental review.

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