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Cuomo: ‘No timetable’ on fracking decision

ALBANY — Months after the Cuomo administration promised a decision “within weeks” on whether to allow hydraulic fracturing for natural gas, it now says there’s “no timetable for a decision.” State officials say recent meetings with the U.S. Environmental Protection ...

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Driller to NY: Stop local bans or we’ll sue

ALBANY — A natural gas drilling company is taking a new tack in the industry’s fight against local drilling bans: It’s threatening to sue if New York regulators don’t step in and extinguish the prohibitions. John Holko, president of Lenape ...

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Natural gas glut means drilling boom must slow

NEW YORK — The U.S. natural gas market is bursting at the seams. So much natural gas is being produced that soon there may be nowhere left to put the country’s swelling surplus. After years of explosive growth, natural gas ...

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Dueling NY studies over natural gas climate impact

ALBANY — Two groups of scientists at Cornell University are dueling over whether natural gas from shale is better or worse than coal when it comes to global climate change. It’s a significant question because proponents of shale gas development ...

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Electric plants shift from coal to natural gas

PITTSBURGH — The huge, belching smokestacks of electric power plants have long symbolized air pollution woes. But a shift is under way: More and more electric plants around the nation are being fueled by natural gas, which is far cleaner ...

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