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Can ‘waterless fracking’ in New York sidestep Cuomo’s ban?







ANOTHER DECISION LOOMS: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced at a cabinet meeting last December a ban on high-volume hydraulic fracturing. But a county in the state’s Southern Tier has applied for two applications to drill using another fracking method.

Propane fracking faces long odds






Bucky Snyder, 71, stands on the plot of his land in Lockwood where propane fracking has been proposed.
(Photo: ANDREW THAYER / STAFF PHOTO)

Propane fracking proposal could sidestep state ban


ALBANY—A proposal to use gelled propane instead of water in fracking has led to a rare bit of agreement between some environmental groups in New York and the natural gas industry: They agree it could be exempt from the state's current fracking ban.

Locals oppose fracking with propane

Binghamton (WIVT) - Anti-fracking activists are decrying a potential loophole in the state's ban on the controversial gas drilling technique.

Activists Call on Gov. Cuomo to Ban 'Green Alternative' Fracking










BINGHAMTON, N.Y. -- Environmental activists are asking Governor Cuomo to immediately prohibit the use of all so-called "green" alternative shale fracturing methods.

Anti-Fracking Activists Call For Ban on Alternative Methods of Fracking


Two months after the Snyder Farm Group in Barton announced it is applying for a permit from the state to frack using an alternative method with gelled propane instead of water, an anti-fracking activist is calling on the governor to put a halt to that plan.

Group calls on Cuomo to close fracking loophole

(WBNG Binghamton) A local anti-fracking group has called on Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) to close a loophole that could make a form of fracking legal here in New York on Thursday.

Locals react to fracking ban

Binghamton (WIVT) - Members of the community who oppose fracking are rejoicing one day after New York State officially banned the practice of high-volume hydraulic fracturing.

Hydraulic fracturing officially prohibited in New York

(WBNG Binghamton) The state Department of Environmental Conservation has officially prohibited high-volume hydraulic fracturing across New York.

Fracking ban draws predictable reaction




New York's newly official ban on large-scale hydraulic fracturing drew a predictable response: Fracking critics love it and supporters hate it.

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