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COA: Drilling leases expired despite state ban

ALBANY — The New York moratorium on hydraulic fracturing doesn’t allow energy companies to extend leases with landowners beyond the expiration dates in their contracts, the state’s highest court ruled Tuesday. The Court of Appeals answered that question for a ...

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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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Administration tightens rules for chemical disclosure

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration said Friday it is requiring companies that drill for oil and natural gas on federal lands to disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing operations. A rule to take effect in June also updates requirements for ...

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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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Commentary: A clash of titans over hydrofracking

A recent New York case, Wallach v. Town of Dryden, illustrates a deep schism in conflicting public attitudes over energy and local governments’ regulation of land use. The case involved the authority of an upstate town to prohibit “hydrofracking” by ...

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Cuomo: Fracking is ‘divisive’ issue

MOUNT KISCO (AP) —Gov. Andrew Cuomo reflected on the hot-button issue of hydraulic fracturing after voting in suburban Mount Kisco. At the Democratic governor’s polling place, about 70 supporters chanting “four more years!” drowned out about two dozen anti-hydraulic-fracturing protesters. ...

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