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COA considers local bans on gas drilling

ALBANY (AP) — New York’s highest court heard arguments Tuesday on whether municipalities can use local zoning laws to ban shale gas development within their borders using hydraulic fracturing. The seven-member Court of Appeals was scheduled to hear arguments in ...

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House set to OK bills to speed oil, gas drilling

WASHINGTON — The Republican-controlled House is considering three energy bills aimed at speeding up drilling for oil and natural gas. One of the bills that are expected to win approval later Wednesday would restrict the Interior Department from enforcing proposed ...

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Report: Gas drilling safe under proposed rules

ALBANY — An unreleased state report leaked to media outlets says the Department of Environmental Conservation’s regulatory plan for gas drillers describes potential health impacts from fracking along with specific safety measures and it makes a separate health impact study ...

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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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