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EPA: No widespread harm to water from fracking

WASHINGTON — Hydraulic fracturing to drill for oil and natural gas has not caused widespread harm to drinking water in the United States, the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday. But a draft report issued by the agency found several specific ...

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Lawmakers unhappy with new fracking rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican and Democratic lawmakers in the House have found something in common. Many have issues with the Obama administration’s new regulations requiring companies that drill for oil and natural gas to disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing. ...

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Cuomo gets kudos, scorn for fracking ban

ALBANY —Gov. Andrew Cuomo is getting heaped with praise by environmentalists and scorn by business interests for a planned state ban on hydraulic fracturing for natural gas, even as he insists the decision wasn’t his. Residents statewide remain almost evenly ...

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New York will move to prohibit fracking

ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration will move to prevent fracking in the state, citing unresolved health issues and dubious economic benefits of the widely used gas-drilling technique. Environmental Commissioner Joe Martens said Wednesday that he was recommending a ban, ...

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NY energy plan released; doesn’t include fracking

ALBANY — New York’s long-term energy plan focuses on increased use of renewable energy and clean technology, while reducing consumer utility bills. The plan, released Tuesday for a 60-day public comment period, calls for expanding use of natural gas instead ...

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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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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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Fervent foes devote their lives to fracking fight

VESTAL — Big energy companies have been trying for five years to tap the riches of the Marcellus Shale in southern New York, promising thousands of new jobs, economic salvation for a depressed region, and a cheap, abundant, clean-burning source ...

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Industry giant GE aims to improve fracking

PITTSBURGH — One of America’s corporate giants is investing billions of dollars in the new boom of oil and gas drilling, or fracking. General Electric Co. is opening a new laboratory in Oklahoma, buying up related companies, and placing a ...

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