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Anti-fracking groups demand details of fracking ban

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Groups that oppose fracking for natural gas are calling on Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) to specifically detail how a ban on fracking in New York state will be carried out.

Activists Want Cuomo to Take More Steps in Banning Hydrofracking




Activists want Gov. Andrew Cuomo to take more steps to ensure hydrofracking never happens in New York state.

Fracking opponents ask Cuomo for clarifications








Walter Hang of the Ithaca-based environmental research firm Toxics Targeting discusses a letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed by more than 600 people asking for clarification about the state’s rules regarding high-volume hydraulic fracturing.
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Fractivists seek clarification on fracking ban


Binghamton (WIVT) - While opponents of high volume horizontal hydrofracking have been celebrating a state ban on the controversial process, one prominent activist says no such permanent prohibition has yet been made official.

State considered 'phased rollout' of fracking




ALBANY – New York had been considering a "phased rollout" of large-scale hydraulic fracturing in the months prior to deciding to ban it, with the proposal received well by public-health experts the state had asked for advice.

Ralph Nader Radio Hour interviews Walter Hang

Environmental activist extraordinaire, Walter Hang, tells us the inspiring story of how a highly organized grassroots movement led to Governor Cuomo prohibiting fracking in New York State.


Ithaca’s Walter Hang on the next battle in fracking fight



Walter Hang is the founder of Toxics Targeting, an Ithaca-based organization that helps citizens identify and collect information about toxic sites through New York State.

How fracking got stopped in N.Y.








Opponents of fracking rally outside the Empire State Plaza Convention Center before Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State address in January in Albany.
(Photo: Associated Press)


In certain places in New York, Wednesday's news of the state's ban on fracking inspired public celebration.

Anti-Fracking Activists Celebrate Victory

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Anti-fracking activists took a victory lap Thursday, celebrating the Cuomo administration's decision to ban fracking in New York.

Celebrating the fracking ban

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Dozens of people against hydraulic fracturing celebrated a win regarding the ban on fracking in New York.

People from various groups across the Southern Tier gathered in front of the State Office building in downtown Binghamton Thursday afternoon to say thanks and to talk about how their hard work has paid off.

Fracking opponents celebrate ban in Binghamton

Members of the anti-drilling coalition gather today to support Wednesday's decision by New York to block fracking.

Fractivists rally after fracking ban

Binghamton (WIVT) - Citizen Action, former Binghamton Mayor Matt Ryan, Walter Hang from Toxics Targeting, and others rallied outside of government plaza in downtown Binghamton Thursday afternoon after Wednesday's decision to not allow the drilling process in New York State.

With Unresolved Health Risks and Few Signs of an Economic Boon, Cuomo to Ban Gas Fracking








After years of gauging the environmental, medical, economic and political risks of hydraulic fracturing, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is moving to ban this method of extracting natural gas from shale deposits in New York State.

[Update, 9:30 p.m. | See the end of the post for an excerpt from the state health study that underpinned the decision.]

Ithaca’s fracking foes declare jubilant victory after "sacrificing day and night for years"





Ithaca, N.Y. — Local environmental activist Walter Hang got a call Wednesday soon after Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s stunning announcement that he would ban fracking in New York State.

A Chat on New York’s Shale Gas Ban with Anti-Fracking Superhero Mark Ruffalo











The actor Mark Ruffalo, who lives near the Delaware River in upstate New York, campaigning against shale gas drilling in 2011.






On Twitter early this morning, I had a productive exchange about Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s decision to ban shale gas development in New York with Mark Ruffalo, the actor best known for playing the Marvel comic character Hulk.

Mixed Emotions After Fracking Decision

NEW YORK STATE (WENY) - Deep shale hydraulic fracturing in the Marcellus Shale has been a topic that's divided opinions across the state.

And after years of controversy, protesting, and countless studies, New York State finally gave us an answer on fracking.

Early next year, Governor Cuomo's administration will move to prohibit fracking in the state, which has been on moratorium since 2008.

A few of the big reasons include unresolved health issues and questionable economic benefits.

Elmira-area reaction to casino, fracking decisions


A decision announced Wednesday to grant a full-fledged casino license for Seneca County, not Tioga Downs in Nichols, surprised and disappointed Southern Tier leaders.

Meanwhile, New York's decision to keep a ban on hydraulic fracturing delighted environmental advocates while elected leaders called it the wrong decision.

Tioga Downs

Round Two for Gov. Cuomo


Gov. Andrew Cuomo is likely to find his next four years in office a lot harder than his first term. With Republicans more solidly in control of the State Senate, his promise Tuesday night to make Albany “the progressive capital of the nation” sounds more challenging than ever.

Pump up the pressure on Cuomo on fracking: Glick







An anti-fracking forum organized by Assemblymember Deborah Glick urged voters a week before Election Day to step up the pressure on Governor Cuomo to ban hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in New York State.

Fracking Issues Discussed After Cuomo Wins Another Term

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One issue that wasn't on the ballot but was very much on the mind of many voters in the area: fracking.

Now that Governor Cuomo has won re-election, could his victory finally spur a decision on whether the state will allow the drilling practice?

Fractivists Participate in 10/29/14 Town Hall Discussion Hosted by Assemblywoman Deborah Glick

Fractivists Participate in 10/29/14 Town Hall Discussion Hosted by Assemblywoman Deborah Glick
Thanks to Many Assembly Representatives Who Have Participated in Events That Played a Crucial Role in Safeguarding New Yorkers from Shale Fracking Hazards

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