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The Brian Lehrer Show

30 Issues: Big Energy vs. Big Environment

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

30 Issues in 30 Days is our election year series on the important issues facing the country this election year. Today: The conflicting forces of the energy lobby and environmentalist groups. Visit the 30 Issue home page for all the conversations.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Following Up: Hydrofracking's Popularity in the Marcellus Region

Friday, October 05, 2012

Jonathon Campbell, correspondent for the Gannett Albany Bureau, which includes papers in Binghamton, Ithaca and Elmira and Poughkeepsie, Westchester and Rochester, follows up on a listener comment that not everyone in the Southern Tier of New York State supports hydrofracking despite its economic promise.

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WNYC News

NY Court Strikes Down Local Drilling Moratorium

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

A state judge invalidated Binghamton's two-year moratorium on natural gas drilling, marking the first time a local law that would ban or delay hydraulic fracturing in New York has been struck down.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Cuomo's Move on Fracking

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Ken Lovett, Albany bureau chief for The Daily News, discusses Governor Cuomo's decision to effectively delay a decision on hydrofracking in New York. And Jim Finch, Town Supervisor of Conklin, offers his reaction to the governor's decision, and why he thinks Cuomo should allow fracking in New York.

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WNYC News

Series of Delays Has State’s Fracking Backers Skeptical

Monday, October 01, 2012

The Cuomo Administration has announced two developments that could delay the start of natural gas drilling in New York, and is leaving supporters and opponents with many unanswered questions.

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WNYC News

Cuomo Says Health Study Could Speed Up Fracking Approval Process

Monday, September 24, 2012

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said an internal health review of hydraulic fracturing, otherwise known as fracking, begun by his administration could actually speed an approval process along.

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WNYC News

Cuomo's Environmental Agency Delays Fracking Decision Again

Friday, September 21, 2012

After rejecting calls for an independent health analysis of hydraulic-fracturing, Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens said he’ll conduct an internal health review instead.

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WNYC News

Bloomberg Backs Fracking - But Far From City's Water Supply

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Tuesday reiterated his commitment to fracking as a way of extracting natural gas from upstate New York — but said it shouldn't occur near the network of reservoirs that feed drinking water to the city.

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WNYC News

Bloomberg Says Report Boosts Pro-Fracking Argument

Monday, August 27, 2012

As the state weighs whether to allow hydraulic fracturing, Mayor Michael Bloomberg has come out in favor of the controversial technique — with some regulations — and said Monday that natural gas is important for improving air quality and public health.

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WNYC News

Hundreds Urge Cuomo Not to Approve Fracking

Monday, August 27, 2012

Anti-fracking advocates rallied in Albany Monday to try to convince Governor Andrew Cuomo to ban the natural gas drilling process in New York.  Meanwhile, a State Senator says he believes any final decision will be once again delayed.

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WNYC News

Fracking Opponents Crash Cuomo Event Ahead of State's Decision

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

A protest against the controversial natural gas drilling technique of hydraulic fracturing disrupted a conference attended by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo in Manhattan on Wednesday. The state is set to issue a decision next month on whether it will allow the practice.

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Transportation Nation

Texas to Investigate Health Risks of Living Near Drilling Site

Monday, August 20, 2012

(Photo (cc) by Flickr user lmahornfan)

The number of oil and gas drilling sites is rapidly growing with the proliferation of hydraulic fracturing, commonly called fracking. Each new well brings new fears to neighbors who After a rise in breast cancer rates in one area attracted national attention in Texas, the state will now investigate the potential health effects of living near drilling sites.

The investigative reporting unit StateImpact, says previous limited studies have found no health risks in Texas, though studies in Utah and Colorado have pinned ill-health and smog on drilling. Dave Fehling spoke with Texas officials about the potential study.

Read the full story at StateImpact.

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WNYC News

Cuomo Offers Some Support for Limited Fracking

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

In an interview with public radio, Cuomo said he supports he idea that individual towns should decide whether they want fracking. "I think it's inarguable, but that one should take into consideration home rule,” he said.

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New Jersey News

Legislature Approves Fracking Byproduct Ban

Monday, June 25, 2012

Lawmakers in New Jersey approved a bill banning hydraulic fracturing — otherwise known as fracking — byproducts created in other states from entering the Garden State.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Albany Catch-Up

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Daily News Albany Bureau Chief Ken Lovett talks about some of the deals emerging from the end of the legislative session in Albany, including Governor Cuomo's new fracking plan, negotiations over the release of teacher ratings, and why New York and New Jersey want Parks Department money for the 9/11 Memorial.

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WNYC News

Fracking Backers, Critics Converge Amid Report Limited Gas Drilling Will Be OK'd

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Supporters and opponents of a plan to allow limited fracking in New York’s Southern Tier converged in Albany on Thursday after a report that the governor will likely give the go-ahead to the controversial practice of natural gas drilling in select areas.

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: Cuomo's Fracking Plan Shows Jobs Matter More than Safety

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Governor Andrew Cuomo has proven himself to be good at politics. He's pushed Albany to function in ways it hadn't for years. His approval ratings in the state and his national recognition affirm that he's crafty at what he does.

Which means that his recent have-it-both-ways announcement on fracking ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Fracking Beat

Friday, June 08, 2012

Central New York journalist Tom Wilber, author of Under the Surface: Fracking, Fortunes, and the Fate of the Marcellus Shale, looks at the energy companies, landowners, scientists and politicians with stakes in the fracking controversy.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Alec Baldwin & RFK Jr. on Fracking

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Alec Baldwin, actor and host of Here's the Thing podcast, and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., environmental attorney, host of "Ring of Fire" radio show and podcast, and president of the Waterkeeper Alliance board, continue the debate over hydraulic fracturing upstate.

EVENT: Alec Baldwin will hosts a screening of "Gasland" at the Landmark Theatre in Syracuse on Saturday, June 2, 2012. 

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The Empire

Historic Preservation Groups Weighs in on Fracking in New York

Monday, April 16, 2012

An historic preservation group is weighing in on hydro-fracking for the first time, and they don't like what they’ve been learning about the gas drilling process. They say it would change the nature of the landscape from rural to industrial and would detract from heritage tourism in the Marcellus shale region.

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