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NY waiting on fracking study, lawsuit looming

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COOPERSTOWN — A lawyer for a financially insolvent gas company that had leased tens of thousands of acres in Chenango County said Tuesday he has served New York’s top environmental regulator with a “demand letter” intended to spur the Cuomo administration to reach a decision on fracking rules. “We’re giving them two weeks to put up or shut up,” Thomas ...

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Poll respondents say they support natural gas environmental safeguards

The Nature Conservancy

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — According to a poll of Central Appalachian voters by a bipartisan research team commissioned by The Nature Conservancy, more than 80 percent of respondents said they would support establishing strong environmental safeguards as a condition for further natural gas development. Specific actions endorsed by poll respondents include regional planning, science-based protections and guidelines, and requirements to prevent ...

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Questions surface on the shale-gas boom in Ohio

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AKRON, OH – Proponents of shale-gas drilling have said the United States sits on the verge of energy independence amid surging output and what has been described as a 100-year supply of natural gas. Count Texas-based financial consultant Deborah Lawrence Rogers among those skeptical that the shale energy boom is real or sustainable — fiscally or environmentally. Rogers, part of ...

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