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"Hydrofracking: It Has Polarized Voters and May Decide the Election"

"BINGHAMTON -- Broome County Executive Debbie Preston has been a consistent supporter of natural gas drilling in the Southern Tier, but challenger Tarik Abdelazim speaks passionately against hydrofracking until more studies are done."

Source: Binghamton Press, 10/01/2012

"NY Records Show History of Oil, Gas Well Problems"

"ALBANY, N.Y. -- State regulators claim a strong record of oil and gas drilling oversight, but their own reports reveal thousands of unplugged abandoned wells and other industrial problems that could pose a threat to groundwater, wetlands, air quality and public safety."

Source: AP, 09/27/2012

NY: "Health Panel Approves Restriction on Sale of Large Sugary Drinks"

"Seeking to reduce runaway obesity rates, the New York City Board of Health on Thursday approved a ban on the sale of large sodas and other sugary drinks at restaurants, street carts and movie theaters, the first restriction of its kind in the country."

Source: NY Times, 09/14/2012

"Year After Irene, New Yorkers Ponder Sea Barriers"

"NEW YORK -- Two years before Hurricane Irene created the prospect of a flooding nightmare in New York City, 100 scientists and engineers met to sketch out a bold defense: massive, moveable barriers to shield the city from a storm-stirred sea."

Source: AP, 08/24/2012

New York Recycling Fire: "PCB Tally Isn't Known"

"GHENT -- The head of a Columbia County chemical recycling company whose plant was destroyed in an inferno last week knows hundreds of gallons of toxic hazardous PCBs were at the site before the fire, but won't know how much burned until the tangled wreckage can be examined."

Source: Albany Times Union, 08/10/2012


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