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Anti-fracking advocates protest at BU


Dozens of anti-fracking protesters from across the Southern Tier showed up to the Binghamton University campus. Many brought signs and led chants for the governor to hear. They say when they found out the Governor was coming to town, they sent out alerts and rallied everyone together so they could express their concerns to him face to face.

"More than three years ago, we promised that we would bird-dog him on shale fracking in every community where he showed his face. And that's why we are here today," said Toxics Targeting President Walter Hang.

Cuomo: Decision On Fracking By 2014 Election

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Too soon or not soon enough? Governor Andrew Cuomo says he'll have his decision on fracking by the 2014 election.

Written reports say the Democratic Governors been waiting for State Health Commisioner, Dr. Nirav Shah's health review before making any decision on hydraulic fracturing.

Fracking opponents send letters to Governor Cuomo

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BINGHAMTON, N.Y. -- Anti-fracking advocates in the Southern Tier made another push for a public health impact study.

More than one thousand individual letters have been sent to Governor Andrew Cuomo in the past ten days.

Senders used an email program developed by Toxics Targeting. The letters request a public health impact study be done that includes review and comment from the community.

Activists Write Governor Cuomo on Health Impact Study

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Anti-fracking activists continue to barrage Governor Cuomo with calls for a health impact study of the drilling process.

Binghamton Mayor Ryan and Local Citizen Activists Call for State DOH “Public Health Impact Study” of Shale Fracking


From Walter Hang:

Binghamton Mayor Matthew T. Ryan and local citizen activists will hold a news conference to release a letter sent to Governor Cuomo which requests that State Health Commissioner Dr. Nirav R. Shaw immediately undertake a “Public Health Impact Study” of High Volume Hydraulic Fracturing in order to fulfill sweeping requirements announced by the Cuomo Administration on 9/20/12. Until that Study is completed, the letter requests that New York’s shale gas extraction moratorium remain in effect.

Anti-fracking advocates sending letter to governor about health analysis

BROOME COUNTY, N.Y. -- Environmental advocates continue to push for a new health analysis of hydrofracking.

Advocates in the Southern Tier say they are sending a new letter to the state. In it, the activists claim the Department of Health review currently underway is not meeting its mandated goals.

The anti-fracking advocates are calling on the state to conduct a public health impact study that includes review and comment from the community.

Fracking roundup: Anti-frackers push Martens on health review; Pro-frackers tout Ed Rendell’s op-ed

– A group of fracking critics in the Southern Tier are trying to make sure Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joseph Martens is living up to his promises when it comes to an ongoing health review of fracking.

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