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Marcellus Shale News Compilation

Auburn reinstates ban on accepting gas drilling wastewater

AUBURN | For the second time in four years, Auburn officials have banned the city's waste water treatment plant from accepting water produced as a byproduct of natural gas drilling.

Members of the Auburn City Council re-instituted the ban during Thursday night's meeting by a 4-1 vote. The results were met with a round of applause from a handful of spectators at Auburn City Hall.

Cuomo foes dog him on fracking

ALBANY – Plenty has changed since Gov. Andrew Cuomo took office nearly four years ago.

Same-sex marriage has been legalized. Local property-tax increases have been capped. Income-tax brackets have been tweaked. Tougher gun-control measures are in place.

The gas-rich Marcellus Shale, however, is the same as it ever was in New York.

Pegula's riches come from fracking, not allowed in NY

ALBANY – During a campaign stop Wednesday in Buffalo, Gov. Andrew Cuomo heaped praise on Terry Pegula.

And with good reason: Pegula and his wife, Kim, had just reached a tentative $1.4 billion deal to buy the Buffalo Bills and keep the football team in western New York.

In visit to Ithaca, little-known challenger to Gov. Cuomo promises ‘upset of the century’




Ithaca, N.Y. — Zephyr Teachout, who is competing against Gov. Andrew Cuomo in the Democratic primary, visited Ithaca on Saturday.

Withdraw the Outdated Draft SGEIS Coalition Letter News Conference Binghamton, NY (7/7/14)

Statements of Walter Hang (President of Toxics Targeting, Inc.) and the Honorable Matthew T. Ryan (former Mayor of Binghamton)

Statements of Dr. Benjamin Perkus (New York Residents Against Drilling) and Erin Heaton Meyer (Chenango Community Action for Renewable Energy)\

Fracking opponents want environmental review withdrawn




A coalition of groups opposed to hydraulic fracturing in New York held a news conference in Binghamton on Monday to call on the state to withdraw a six-years-in-the-making environmental review.





From the Press & Sun-Bulletin's Steven Howe:

Anti-Frackers Demand Governor Cuomo Takes New Action




BINGHAMTON, N.Y. -- An anti-fracking coalition says a lot has happened in the past five years. With recent studies, government investigations, and new technology and information available, they are demanding the governor keep up with the times. They are asking him to withdraw the current DEC Draft Environmental Impact Statement on hydraulic fracturing.

Letter Hopes To Restart The SGEIS

Hundreds of people have signed onto a letter asking Governor Cuomo to withdraw the documents originally designed to help establish guidelines for fracking.

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