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NY's next governor? Candidate Brian Kolb is no 'bomb-thrower.' So who is he?
Posted: January 10th, 2018

Brian Kolb says he's no "bomb-thrower." The Canandaigua Republican, Rochester native and the minority leader in the state Assembly since 2009, is also the first GOP candidate to toss his hat in the ring, announcing Dec. 12 that he's hoping to secure his party's nomination to take on Democratic Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo in the 2018 gubernatorial race. More: Upstate, schmu [ ... ]

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Amid Deep Freeze, New Englanders Can 'Thank' N.Y. Gov. Cuomo For Their High Energy Bills
Posted: January 10th, 2018

As temperatures dropped well below freezing in the Northeast U.S. around Christmas, Bloomberg reported that in New England, natural gas spot prices rose more than threefold to the highest in over three years and "turned the region into the world’s priciest market," with gas for next-day delivery on Enbridge’s Algonquin system settling at $35.35 per million British ther [ ... ]

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Trump Admin To Remove Climate Change From List Of National Security Threats
Posted: January 10th, 2018Trump Admin To Remove Climate Change From List Of National Security Threats

The Trump administration will reverse course from previous Obama administration policy, eliminating climate change from a list of national security threats. The National Security Strategy to be released on Monday will emphasize the importance of balancing energy security with economic development and environmental protection, according to a source who has seen the document and shared excerpts of a [ ... ]

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**VIDEO** Trump’s National Security Plan: ‘Energy Dominance,’ Not ‘Anti-Growth’ Climate Policies
Posted: January 10th, 2018

President Donald Trump’s administration prioritizes U.S. “energy dominance” through promoting exports, innovation and cutting regulations, according to the federal government’s National Security Strategy. The White House’s security strategy is a rejection of former President Barack Obama’s administration, that prioritized fighting man-made global warming. Trump’s strategy n [ ... ]

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Plans to frack by liquid gas, not water, still alive in NY in Tioga County
Posted: January 10th, 2018

A once highly-touted plan to frack a gas well in Tioga County using propane rather than water remains a non-starter after two and a half years, although supporters have not given up. A group of landowners, Tioga Energy Partners, have been pursuing a permit since July 2015 to develop shale gas wells on their properties in the Town of Barton. The state’s ban on high volume hydraulic fracking [ ... ]

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Albany city landfill faces state greenhouse gas plan
Posted: December 27th, 2017

Municipal and private landfills across New York would have to cut emissions of climate change-inducing methane gas under a state plan just announced this week. That might mean big changes for the city of Albany's landfill, which is the third-largest source of methane in the state, according to federal figures. The Colonie landfill ranks 20th on the statewide methane list, and that facility releas [ ... ]

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** VIDEO** Fracking: Landowner sues New York, seeks compensation for ban
Posted: December 27th, 2017

ALBANY - An East Rochester lawyer waging a years-long battle over New York's hydraulic fracturing ban is taking a new approach, filing a lawsuit last week attempting to force the state to compensate him for the oil-and-gas rights on his land. David Morabito and his wife, Colette, are suing the state Department of Environmental Conservation in federal court, arguing [ ... ]

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U.S. LNG exports reach a tipping point
Posted: December 18th, 2017

Cheniere's $20 billion gamble and Shell's deal for BG Gas set the stage for the nation to move up the export list SABINE PASS, La. - In 2011, Cheniere Energy was a little-known company with big ambitions when it signed an $8 billion contract that would transform the U.S. into an exporter of liquefied natural gas after decades of relying on foreign suppliers. Five years later, just days before th [ ... ]

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Trump officials examining states' authority in pipeline delays
Posted: December 18th, 2017

WASHINGTON - After years of pipeline projects getting held up or derailed by environmental concerns, the Trump administration is examining ways to get around state roadblocks that have made it increasingly difficult to build in certain parts of the United States. In late October, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission startled many state officials when it granted a construction permit for a nat [ ... ]

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New York’s heralded fracking ban isn’t all it’s cracked up to be
Posted: December 18th, 2017

KIMBERLY PAINTER / WHYY Roz Gitt from Warwick, New York, protests in front of the construction site for the new CPV natural gas plant in Wawayanda. The plant would run on Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale gas. In 2014, Gov. Andrew Cuomo made a bold statement by banning hydraulic fracturing in the Empire State, declaring alongside his health commissioner that “no child should live near” a shal [ ... ]

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The Cornell study will tell the story gleaned from analysis of more than a thousand compounds in mares’ and foals’ placentas,...
Posted: November 22nd, 2017

The so-called shale gale, aka, shale wave, which has positively impacted natural gas production, consumption and prices across the U.S., is a comfortable topic of discussion for Robert F. Powelson. With the Marcellus and Utica Shale plays major contributors to the gale/wave, the native Pennsylvania likes to point out what he calls the “Pennsylvania Experience,” how the state has tapped t [ ... ]

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Fracking study: Answers soon on sick foals of Tioga Downs owner
Posted: November 22nd, 2017

When foals on Jeff Gural’s farm were born with a potentially fatal illness, the well-known casino magnate and horse breeder suspected a nearby natural gas well was a factor. That suspicion, shared by scientists, will soon be supported or discounted by a Cornell University team that has spent two years analyzing the horses’ health and signs of chemical exposure on a molecular le [ ... ]

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**VIDEO** Trump ends the War on Fossil Fuels and we all come out winners
Posted: November 22nd, 2017

Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com For eight long years, President Obama waged a relentless war on the fossil fuels that provide us with the abundant, affordable and efficient energy that makes modern American life possible. One of President Trump’s greatest accomplishments has been to end that ill-advised war, and now his actions are bringing about a peace dividend that will benefit u [ ... ]

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With the election coming up there are two important issues to consider.
Posted: November 6th, 2017

Dear Friends, Coalition Leaders, Landowners, and Natural Gas Supporters, With the election coming up there are two important issues to consider. Both are propositions that will be on the BACK of your ballot. Please review the two attached files to understand the JLCNY's position, remember to vote, and remember to turn your ballot over to vote on the propositions. Also, please consider the inform [ ... ]

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Federal official pushes ahead pipeline project
Posted: October 30th, 2017

WAWAYANDA - Federal regulators gave Millennium Pipeline Co. permission Friday to start building the 7.8-mile natural gas line that will supply the Competitive Power Ventures plant, pushing the project forward even as a dispute continues over the state’s denial of permits for that pipeline. The notice to proceed, issued to Millennium by a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission official, was a vict [ ... ]

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