fracking bans

3:05pm

Fri February 14, 2014
Fracking Delay Lawsuit

New York landowners file lawsuit against Cuomo over fracking delay

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Two weeks ago, the landowners coalition sent a letter to Governor Cuomo demanding the release of the environmental impact study on fracking, known as the SGEIS . The deadline was yesterday. And today, Scott Kurkoski, lawyer for the coalition, filed the promised lawsuit.

“Is he in favor of this or not? Because the rest of the nation is moving forward in a way that is providing energy independence. Is New York a threat to that process?”

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12:36pm

Wed March 20, 2013
Energy

Avon fracking ban upheld

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The town of Avon has become the third community in upstate New York to win a court case over the right to ban fracking operations.

Western New York-based gas drilling company, Lenape Resources, took Avon and the state Department of Environmental Conservation to court over the town’s moratorium on drilling, saying the ban would put it out of business.

Jim Campbell, the Avon town attorney says they’re pleased with the court ruling, but the decision goes beyond the town itself.

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1:53pm

Thu November 29, 2012
Fracking

New York driller sues town, DEC over drilling ban

In a lawsuit filed by Lenape Resources against the Town of Avon and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Lenape is seeking either an injunction against the town's ban on natural gas drilling or $50 million in compensation.

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8:57am

Mon October 8, 2012
Morning Trail Mix

GM fuel cell operation heads to Mid-West

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Good Morning and welcome to your Columbus Day edition of the Innovation Trail Mix.

General Motors is closing its fuel cell plant in Western New York and moving that research to Pontiac, Michigan. Innovation Trail is following up on that story today.

Regional planning agencies in the Southern Tier are working towards a goal of cutting 80% of their greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2050. 

The Dalai Lama arrives in Syracuse today as part of the 'Common Ground for Peace' event.

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7:25am

Thu August 23, 2012
Energy

Both Sides, Awaiting Fracking Decision, Air Competing Ads

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Groups for and against fracking are gearing up for an announcement by Governor Cuomo’s environmental officials  on whether the natural gas drilling process will be permitted in New York on a limited basis. But the  organizations, who are running ads, may have to wait a little longer.

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