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Appeals court upholds local fracking bans

ALBANY — A mid-level appeals court says New York municipalities can use local zoning laws to ban the use of hydraulic fracturing to drill for natural gas. The four-judge appellate division panel ruled unanimously Thursday that state mining and drilling ...

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NY takes action against Pa. driller over pollution

ALBANY — New York environmental regulators are seeking $187,500 in fines against a gas-drilling company in Pennsylvania for polluting a stream in Allegany State Park. The state Department of Environmental Conservation says Tuesday it has filed an administrative complaint against ...

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Fracking debated at hearing in Binghamton

BINGHAMTON — About 100 people are listening to impassioned arguments about natural gas drilling at a hearing in Binghamton, the epicenter of expected development in New York of the Marcellus Shale formation. Local officials and residents are making three-minute statements about hydraulic fracturing.

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