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Dominion Defends Pipeline As Necessary For New York's Electric Needs



Gas pipeline companies often stake out the trajectories of proposed pipelines.
Credit Mike Groll / AP Photo

Pipeline companies aren’t having a lot of success in New York so far in 2016.

Gas Pipeline Opponents Hope to Influence NY Presidential Primary



Robert Kennedy Jr. is the attorney representing the opponents of the Constitution pipeline, through the Pace (University) Environmental Litigation Clinic, which he founded.

Fracktivists, as anti-hydrofracking activists are called, hope to play a role in New York’s presidential primary. They are asking Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, as well as Republican candidates, to take a stand against the Constitution pipeline and other natural gas pipelines that, if approved, could criss- cross the state.

Low Commodity Prices Hit Gas Companies; Workers Laid Off





The same bad news that is hurting the oil industry is also affecting gas companies. In Pennsylvania, drillers are laying off workers and slashing spending in the face of low commodity prices.

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Cuomo says 'No Do-Over' on Fracking Health Review



Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the state’s health study of hydrofracking doesn’t need a “do-over” as a member of his administration’s review panel charged yesterday.

Cuomo appeared unfamiliar with Binghamton Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo’s call for a new health review when asked about it in Utica on Thursday.

Cuomo Will Make A Decision On Fracking Before 2014 Election



SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he'll make a decision on whether to allow shale gas fracking in New York before the 2014 election.

Cuomo says he's waiting for his state health commissioner, Dr. Nirav Shah, to report on his own health review. The Democratic governor told the editorial board at the Post-Standard in Syracuse on Wednesday that he had expected Shah's review to be finished by now, but it should be done in the next several weeks.

NY LAWMAKERS WANT PUBLIC INPUT ON FRACKING REVIEW

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A coalition of 65 state lawmakers is asking Gov. Andrew Cuomo to release the Department of Environmental Conservation's review of potential health impacts of shale gas drilling for public comment before deciding whether to allow drilling to begin.

The group headed by Assemblywoman Barbara Lifton sent a letter to Cuomo on Tuesday. They said the Health Department's evaluation of the DEC's "health impact analysis" should be transparent, but the public hasn't been given any information about it. It's expected to be complete within a few weeks.

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