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Oklahoma Lawmakers Push to Ban Fracking Bans

Friday, April 03, 2015

Red state, small government? Think again. Oklahoma lawmakers are trying to pass measures that would ban cities and counties from restricting oil and gas drilling in their own backyards.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Fracking Comes to China

Thursday, March 12, 2015

For decades China has relied on coal energy to drive their growth. Now, with the encouragement of the U.S, China is looking to begin fracking vast reserves of shale gas in the country. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Despite Upgrades, Explosions Continue on Trains Carrying Crude Oil

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Huge quantities of crude oil are being transported by rail, and while new rail cars are sturdier, this has not prevented ruptures and explosive fireballs on these trains.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Secession from New York? It's Happened Before

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

An official upstate jokingly suggested his town should secede from New York and join Pennsylvania over our state fracking ban. But technically, there is historical precedent for this.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Looking for the Truth About Natural Gas Drilling

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Documentary filmmaker Josh Fox questions claims from the natural gas industry that drilling is clean and safe, and illustrates the consequences of leaky wells. 

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The Takeaway

This Land is Your Land

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

The D.C. power shift is putting pressure on the amount of public land controlled by government. Leading the charge is the new House Natural Resources Committee chair, Rep. Rob Bishop.

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WNYC News

Fracking Fight Was Personal

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

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A cancer survivor became a public-health biologist. What happened next made environmental history.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

NYS Env Commissioner On The State's Fracking Ban

Monday, December 22, 2014

New York State DEC commissioner, Joseph Martens, discusses the report that led Governor Cuomo to issue a ban on fracking in New York State.

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The Takeaway

The Health Concerns Behind NY's Fracking Ban

Thursday, December 18, 2014

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo cited public health risks when he announced a ban on fracking in the state yesterday. We take a closer look at the research on the health effects of fracking.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Fracking Opponents Got What They Wanted

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Governor Cuomo issued his long-awaited decision on fracking in New York State. As one anti-fracking activist celebrates the ban, a reporter warns the decision isn't permanent.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Governor Cuomo: No To Fracking In New York State

Thursday, December 18, 2014

A ban on hydraulic fracturing across New York State.

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WNYC News

NY Says Yes to Casinos, No to Fracking

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

There were two major announcements form Albany Wednesday, and both affect the state economy.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Fracking, Futurism, and Funding our National Highway System

Friday, August 15, 2014

On today’s show: A veterinarian and a pharmacologist look at fracking’s impact on the health of people, pets, and livestock. Curator Vivien Greene talks about the Guggenheim Museum exhibition “Italian Futurism, 1909-1944." Amy Bloom discusses her acclaimed new novel, Lucky Us. This week’s Please Explain is all about the interstate highway system that criss-crosses the country!

The Leonard Lopate Show

How Fracking Affects People, Pets, and Our Food

Friday, August 15, 2014

A veterinarian and a pharmacologist investigate heath problems in people, pets, and livestock living near fracking sites.

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The Takeaway

Pipeline Leaks Into Native American Land

Monday, July 14, 2014

North Dakota is suffering yet another pipeline leakage—this time into a bay on a Native American reserve. The pipeline had leaked more than one million gallons of saltwater brine, an unwanted byproduct of oil and natural gas production.

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The Takeaway

U.S. Communities Fight Fracking

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

On Monday, New York's highest court delivered a huge upset to the oil and gas industry when it ruled that towns can use zoning ordinances to introduce bans on fracking. It's expected that the ruling will have an impact on towns around the country.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

In New York, All Fracking is Local

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Tom Wilber, journalist in Central New York and the author of Under the Surface: Fracking, Fortunes, and the Fate of the Marcellus Shale (Cornell Univ Pr, 2012), talks about the implications of the NY Court of Appeals ruling that allows local communities to opt out -- or in -- of fracking.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

How Fracking Changed the World

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Fracking has become a fixture of the American landscape and the global economy, and we'll find out how and what it means for energy, the environment, and the economy.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Actors We Love and Arranged Marriage

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Andy Borowitz fills in for Leonard Lopate today. Kristen Wiig and director Liza Johnson talk about their new film, “Hateship Loveship.” Rob Lowe discusses his new memoir. WNYC’s Arun Venugopal tells us about his new series Micropolis and the modern state of the old-fashioned practice of arranged marriage. And the Wall Street Journal’s Russell Gold talks about reporting on fracking over the last decade and how our quest for domestic energy has changed the national economy.

The Takeaway

Fracking Takes Toll on Texas Air

Monday, March 03, 2014

Fracking has boomed in Texas, a state with a deep history of oil and energy exploration. While many have profited from the energy boom, hundreds more are finding that the air smells funny, their heads hurt, and their noses are bleeding. But with minimal regulation, and no comprehensive health studies, residents have little recourse. Lisa Song, a reporter for InsideClimate News, explains the health impacts for local residents and the politics at play in the Eagle Ford Shale.

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