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Hydraulic Fracturing

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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WNYC News

Cuomo: State Set to Miss Thursday’s Fracking Deadline

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The governor is not optimistic that the state’s environmental agency will meet a key deadline on a controversial natural gas drilling practice. The department should know by Thursday whether it will again miss the deadline, delaying approval of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in New York.  

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WNYC News

Fracking Supporters Come to the Capitol

Monday, October 15, 2012

The State Capitol has been the scene of numerous noisy demonstrations on the controversial natural gas drilling technique of hydraulic fracture, otherwise known as fracking. But on Monday it was supporters of drilling, not opponents, who took to Albany to protest.

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WNYC News

GOP Senate Candidate Urges Action on Fracking

Thursday, October 11, 2012

The Republican Senate candidate challenging Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Wendy Long, is urging swift action on hydraulic fracturing, otherwise known as fracking, in New York.

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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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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 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

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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WNYC News

Judge Upholds NY Town's Gas Drilling Ban

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

A state Supreme Court judge has upheld a community's ban on gas drilling, in the first ruling on whether local governments can prevent drilling through local ordinances in New York state.

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WNYC News

Deadline Nears For Comments on Fracking Plans

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Wednesday is the last day members of the public can submit comments on the New York's plans to regulate the controversial natural gas drilling technique known as fracking.

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