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The race for attorney general is the closest of all the statewide contests.

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says he wants another four years to continue what he says have been numerous successes, while his opponent, John Cahill says the incumbent has not been aggressive enough and too cozy with the political establishment in Albany.  

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman released a report Thursday detailing the dangers of the plastic beads found in face washes and cosmetic products. The study entitled “Unseen Threat: How Microbeads Harm New York Waters, Wildlife, Health And Environment” suggests there is an urgent need to pass a ban on microbeads.

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced on Tuesday that his office will sue the federal government if it fails to regulate methane emissions from oil and gas operations.

Schneiderman joined the attorneys general of six other states - Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Vermont - in filing a 60-day notice of intent to sue with the Environmental Protection Agency. 

Schneiderman's office cited the EPA's acknowledgement that methane has a warming effect far greater than carbon dioxide over a 100-year time period and that methane and other greenhouse gases affect public health.

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State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is taking legal action to put the brakes on natural gas drilling in New York.

Yesterday, he filed a lawsuit against the federal government in a Brooklyn court.

Scheiderman says federal authorities have failed to fully look into the potential environmental effects of drilling in the Delaware River Basin.

At the heart of the matter is whether the Delaware River Basin Commission, a compact of five states, including New York, has the authority to permit the controversial drilling method called “horizontal hydraulic fracturing” or fracking.