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Finally some sanity and wisdom from the City of Binghamton

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Anyone paying attention to Binghamtons past mayor was aware that his mission was personal gain in the form of a job working for the anti job crew in Ithaca. The city spent thousands of dollars on specious missions designed to build up emotions while doing absolutely nothing to forward the interests of city residents. You will recall he was thrown out of Dimmock when wasting their time and energy on his personal agenda. Anyone who understands the issues of drilling in New York State knows it will never happen under Binghamton because it sits over a giant aquifer. More wasted money and lots of goodwill lost to the hundreds of gas company employees who used to rent rooms in the city. Thank heavens that is now all behind us and a new wiser more directed man is at the helm steering a steady course into the future. You will note that the former mayor is having a tough time keeping his nose out of what is no longer any of his business. I believe everyone knows he has left Binghamton to take a position in Ithaca as an attorney for the anti job folks. Who would have thought that would happen? We welcome the new mayor and the departure of the old with great joy and anticipation for more...

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Health Studies Favor Fracking Over Medical Marijuana But is Albany Concerned or Complacent?

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By James T. Mulder | in Syracuse Online 1/9/2014

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Cannabis smoke contains many of the same cancer causing substances (carcinogens) as tobacco - at least 50 of them. Many people who smoke cannabis smoke tobacco cigarettes and drink alcohol too. Research evidence suggests that the combination of smoking tobacco, using cannabis and...

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State gets hearing on fracking lawsuit pushed back to March

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Folks, it was always anticipated that an extension would be asked for and granted. Any judge would have granted the extension and West would not object given the time frames involved and the sheer volume of data. It is just an indication of the money wasted by the state on a really unjustified delay in the first place. Shame on the governor. So this is standard operations and no one should interpret it otherwise. JLCpulse

15 January 2014, 4:03 pm by in Politics on The Hudson

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FRACKING PRODUCES FRESH WATER!

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By Cris Pasto on Facebook 1/5/2014

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FRACKING PRODUCES FRESH WATER! I thought I would take a picture of the ice on my parents house above their natural gas boiler vent. I get a kick out of the antifracking cult members when I tell them that burning (oxidizing) natural gas (CH4) produces more fresh water than what is used to frack for that same volume of gas. They look at me with a twisted face and say it's not so with some self perceived intellect which is certainly unmerited in their...

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Lessons from New York’s phony green bank

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By Phil Hall in The Hill, Congressional Blog

On December 19, 2013, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office quietly issued a press release announcing that $210 million in initial funding was being poured into something called the “New York Green Bank.” The governor’s spin doctors insisted that this endeavor was a “bold, new market oriented approach to accelerate clean energy deployment, create jobs, and help make our communities more resilient and sustainable.”

Uh huh. The only genuinely...

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Lockheed Martin targets liquefied natural gas industry to boost Michoud manufacturing

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This is the direction our nation (other than New York) is taking to make the necessary and now affordable steps to deal with bad air and global warming and a very bad balance of trade. Natural gas is the ideal short term solution (50 years)to a vexing problem problem for our country. Pair natural gas with fuel cells and you have hit a home run. Frankly I really doubt that solar and wind in their current forms will even play a part in our long term energy future.JLCpulse

By Jennifer Larino...

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15-MW Fuel Cell Installation Completed in Bridgeport, Conn.

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ENR.com 1/2/2014

This is what our quasi environmental activists should be paying attention to rather than hugely expensive and short lived wind turbines or heavily subsidized Chinese solar panels. JLCpulse

Jan. 02--A year ago, the vacant lot was a postage stamp reminder of Bridgeport's industrial past. At various times, the nearly 2 acres held factories owned by Bryant Electric, CBS Corp. and Westinghouse Electric.

Now, it's home to the second-largest fuel cell park in the world.

Completed...

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Methane is Common in Groundwater from Valleys in South-Central New York State

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USGS Newsroom 12/17/2013

TROY, NY – A new USGS study found that 15 percent of groundwater samples from 66 household wells across south-central New York contained methane at levels high enough to warrant monitoring or mitigation.  Methane was more common and had higher concentrations in wells located in valleys rather than wells located in uplands. Valley wells that tap confined bedrock were the most likely to contain high levels of methane.

 Map of the northeastern U.S. showing the general study area in south-central New York State.
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Environmental groups file lawsuit over power plant conversions

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There is a group of dreamers with their heads so far in the sky that they are totally unaware of global warming and the continuing impact on our nation of a huge trade deficit which is the result of oil , imported LNG and unfortunately solar panels.JLCpulse

 

December 20, 2013 in  The OBSERVER by  OBSERVER Staff Report

Following an announcement Sunday from Gov. Andrew Cuomo regarding the conversion of NRG in Dunkirk from coal to natural gas, a group of environmental organizations are...

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Insight: To flee Ohio oil boom, Amish cash out by selling royalties

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Like every other cashflow from an anuity or settlement there is a market for the cashflow although heavily discounted. Our problem is the lack of insightful leadership in Albany. JLCpulse

December 20, 2013 1:14 PM ET  By Ernest Scheyder on Money.MSN .com 

ST CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio (Reuters) - Farmers in the close-knit Amish community who eschew electricity and most technology, are among landowners capitalizing on a new financial trend in the United States energy boom - selling decades of future...

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Majority opposes fracking-decision delay

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 In The Rochester Business Journal 12/27/2013

Majority opposes fracking-decision delay

December 27, 2013

Nearly two-thirds of respondents to this week's RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll oppose Gov. Andrew Cuomo's continued delay of a decision on allowing hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in New York.

The same share-65 percent-says the state should allow hydraulic fracturing in the Marcellus Shale, which stretches into southern and central New York. By some estimates, it is the second-largest...

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JLCNY Statement Regarding Pennsylvannia Home Rule Court Decision

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Act 13 Decision

 
Dear Friends and Natural Gas Supporters,
 
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has issued a decision in the Robinson Township case striking down portions of Act 13, a law enacted in 2012 that addressed several oil and gas issues, including the imposition of an impact fee on gas drillers. Some will argue that it lends support to New York’s home rule decisions in Dryden and Middlefield. Rest assured, this ruling has absolutely no precedential...

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Please Send This JLCNY Holiday "Greetings" Card To Governor Cuomo

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Dear Friends, Coalition Leaders, Landowners, and Natural Gas Supporters,

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In the spirit of the season the JLCNY has prepared a timely greeting attached below for you to down load, print, sign, and mail to Governor Cuomo at the following address…
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The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo
Governor of NY State
NY State Capitol Building
Albany, NY 12224
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Please take advantage of this seasonal opportunity now and throughout January 2014 to let the Governor know that we’re still here, that...
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Norse, Holbrook, and Lobdell Article 78 Petition

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Dear Friends and Natural Gas Supporters,

 

I am pleased to report that Norse Energy has filed its action against New York State for its failure to issue the SGEIS governing high volume hydraulic fracturing. Governor Cuomo, DEC Commissioner Martens and DOH Commissioner Shah are named in the action. The petition and two supporting documents can be viewed by opening the three files attached below.

 

The Article 78 petition alleges that New York is bound by the State Environmental Quality...

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Holiday Greetings and a Tale From the JLCNY

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Dear Friends and Natural Gas Supporters,

To celebrate the season we created the short story linked to below for you to enjoy, download, share, and distribute as you like!

As the old year draws to an end we express our deepest gratitude for your support and extend our warmest wishes for a peaceful, enjoyable Holiday Season and a healthy, happy, and prosperous New Year!

Season's Greetings!
Dan Fitzsimmons, President
Joint Landowners Coalition of New York, Inc.

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Former New York Regulator Predicts Legislature Involvement in Fracking Debate

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By Charlie Passut December 11, 2013 In NGI Shale Daily

Regardless over how the New York Court of Appeals rules in a pair of cases on localities' power to enact bans on oil and gas activities, the state legislature will insert itself into the debate at some point in the future, a former state official said Wednesday.

Gregory Sovas, former director of the Department of Environmental Conservation's (DEC) Division of Mineral Resources, also blamed regulators who came aboard during...

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EIA: Marcellus in December to Close on 14 Bcf/d and 18% of U.S. Production

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by Jamison Cocklin December 9, 2013 in NGI Shale Daily
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The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) said Monday that the Marcellus Shale region is expected to provide 18% of the country's natural gas production in December as more takeaway capacity has come online and operators continue to maximize drilling efficiencies in Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

The revelation comes as part of a highlight from the agency's monthly drilling productivity report, which tracks...

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Danger of overregulating fracking

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By William F. Shughart II 12/10/13 in The Hill

The emergence of hydraulic fracturing to recover oil and natural gas generally is seen as an economic success story. It has vaulted the United States into the ranks of the world’s top oil and gas producers and led to a manufacturing renaissance whose effects few could have foreseen at the start of the 1990s.

A dozen years ago, shale gas amounted to only 2 percent of total domestic gas production. Today, it is 40 percent and...

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Andrew Cuomo facing court battle with energy company over fracking moratorium

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posted at 4:01 pm on December 8, 2013 by Jazz Shaw in Hotair

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has been in the news fairly often of late, and not just in his home state. The Democrat has been the frequent subject of some admittedly long-shot speculation over a 2016 presidential run if Hillary passes on the ticket. (Personally, I would find a Cuomo candidacy hilarious, not to mention good news for the GOP, when he tried to explain to the rest of the nation how he signed the NY Safe Act, one...

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Moreau: We shall not be moved (from promoting fracking)

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Karen Moreau, executive director of the state Petroleum Council, is reacting to what might sound to many like defeatist talk from the leader of the Independent Oil & Gas Association, which as noted by Capital NY’s Scott Waldman recently parted ways with its longtime lobbying firm and has cut staff.

Gill told Waldman that IOGA’s membership has dwindled as the

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