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Politics & Elections
8:50 am
Wed September 17, 2014

Future of fracking will influence November election for governor

The issue of hydrofracking played a role in the recent Democratic primary for governor in New York, and those who oppose the gas drilling process hope it will influence the general election, as well.

Governor Cuomo, once on a fast track to begin the natural gas drilling process known as hydraulic fracturing in New York, has put his decision on hold while his administration is conducting a health review that began two years ago. Cuomo, asked about the future of fracking in the state one day after the Democratic primary, said he’s still reserving judgment.

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Legislation & Policy
2:22 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

EPA rejects Cuomo plan for thruway bridge loan

The federal environmental protection agency has rejected a plan by Governor Cuomo to raid the state’s  clean water fund to help pay for the New York Thruway’s Tappan Zee Bridge replacement.

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Health & Environment
8:38 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

The Wilderness Act 50 years later

New York NOW has reached new heights....literally!

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Health & Environment
1:55 pm
Fri August 15, 2014

Farmers helping farmers upstate

To the rest of the world New York is a city, an urban jungle of towering skyscrapers and international culture. But north of the city, New York, the state, is a vast array agricultural enterprises. Farming is and has always been integral to the state economy and a group of young farmers in the Catskills are working together to help each other sustain their new businesses.

Health & Environment
10:17 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Oversight board approves Cuomo's loan request for Tappan Zee Bridge

A key oversight board approved half of the amount Governor Cuomo had sought for a loan from a clean water fund to help pay for the construction of the Tappan Zee Bridge. But the meeting included accusations from a board member that Cuomo Administration officials are trying to hide bad news about future toll hikes on the bridge and the rest of the New York State Thruway.

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