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Cuomo's tough decisions delayed past Election Day

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October 12, 2014  By The Associated Press  DAVID KLEPPER (Associated Press) 

ALBANY, N.Y. - (AP) -- A hotly anticipated decision on fracking won't come before New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo stands for re-election. Same for an announcement of higher tolls on the new Tappan Zee Bridge.

Thanks to either serendipity or Cuomo's dexterity, each decision is off the table, pushed back until after the election.

Now it appears likely that another politically charged decision -- the selection of sites for four upstate casinos -- will also come after voters go to the polls on Nov. 4.

Cuomo argues that he isn't delaying the decisions for political reasons. The study on the health effects of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas, begun in 2012, needs more work. Tolls on the new $3.9 billion Tappan Zee Bridge won't be known until the financing is complete. As for casinos, that's the decision of a state commission.

"They are handling that," Cuomo said Wednesday, in response to questions from reporters about the casino decision. "I'm not playing a role in it."

For observers of the famously controlling governor, however, the delays appear designed to avoid three decisions that are...

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US gasoline falls to lowest since November, Lundberg says

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Shale is lighting up a new era of American optimism

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Just one caveat, this would be everywhere in America except in New York where we have a much better progressive program of sticking our heads in the ground to demonstrate against fracking with the anti progress and job folks cheering outside the governors office. JLCpulse

by Gillian Tett, 13 October 2014 in Business Day

THIS winter Jim Ratcliffe, the British billionaire founder of Ineos, the chemicals group, is trying to spark a local shale gas revolution. He has offered to share 6% of future...

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Governor sees riches for Virginia from U.S. shale gas

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Wednesday, October 08, 2014 4:22 p.m. CDT

By Scott DiSavino and Barani Krishnan in Reuters

(Reuters) - Impressed by the riches created by shale gas in some U.S. Northeast states, Virginia is working to build a manufacturing hub and create thousands of jobs from the cheap fuel that will soon flow into the state, Governor Terry McAuliffe said on Wednesday.

Shale gas output has jumped more than 10 fold in less than a decade, transforming the economies of producers such as Pennsylvania...

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Dave Spigelmyer: Benefits of exporting Pennsylvania’s natural gas are undeniable

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Dave Spigelmyer Contributing Columnist in timesleader .com 8/8/2014

This paper’s inflammatory attacks on the tens of thousands of hardworking Pennsylvania men and women who make up our state’s growing natural gas industry, along with the hundreds of locally based businesses that are expanding and hiring in our communities thanks to shale, is offensive.


The most recent example of this troubling pattern was displayed in an Oct. 5 editorial, “Why export Pa.’s fuel overseas?” whereby the...

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DEP Seeks $4.5 Million Penalty from EQT Production Company for Major Pollution Incident in Tioga County

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This whole fiasco could have been mitigated significantly if PA DEP had done their job in the first place. Talk about slamming the gate after the horse gets out.  A stop work order with a pulling of the drilling permit immediaty would have brought about a very different outcome. 4.5 million is nowhere near enough. The company should be forced to divest itself of all PA holdings and sent packing.JLCpulse  

COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA
Dept. of Environmental Protection

Commonwealth...

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Cahill criticizes FOIL rejection

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It seems amazing that an elected official in the highest legal seat in New York would believe it was wise or even legal to hold back public information even if it casts a long shadow over his image. What we need is an investigation of Schneiderman win or lose. Seems that he may be standing on some pretty slimed up ground as is the governor. Remember to vote folks it is the only voice you have.JLCpulse
By Casey Seiler  Monday, September 8, 2014 in Timesunion.com

Albany

Republican...

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Latest News From the JLCNY and Radio Show Announcement

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Dear Friends and Natural Gas Supporters,
 
Straight to the point...


 
THIS ELECTION SEASON WE MUST DO EVERYTHING WE CAN TO MAINTAIN THE REPUBLICAN PARTY'S CONTROL OF THE NEW YORK STATE SENATE AND COMMITTEES!
 
BY MAINTAINING CONTROL OF THE SENATE, CONTROL OF THE COMMITTEES REMAINS. THE COMMITTEES IN TURN PREVENT ANTI-GAS BILLS FROM MAKING IT TO THE SENATE FLOOR!!
 
THAT IS WHY VOTING FOR A PRO-GAS DEMOCRAT IS NOT AS HELPFUL AS VOTING FOR A PRO-GAS REPUBLICAN!!
 
THIS NOVEMBER...

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Environmentalists Should Back Green Fracking

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Investors Business Daily Editorial Board on Investors.com 9/25/2014

Environment: Here's a little advice to our green friends who agree with President Obama that climate change is the greatest threat to the planet: To reduce greenhouse gas emissions fast, we'd better get fracking.

Turns out no technological breakthrough in modern times has had a more dramatic impact on reducing carbon emissions than fracking and its sister technology, horizontal drilling. Together, they've made the natural gas...

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The Threat a Democratic Senate Poses to NG!

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We all seem to suffer with the same affliction as NYS landowners, at the start of talk of gas we came to the table believing that our rights would be protected by those tasked with that responsibility and that no one is stupid enough to pass by the tremendous opportunity that natural gas exploration and production would bring to the economically struggling Southern Tier of NY. Now in hindsight we realize just how much pain our naivety and innocence of politics and political avarice can inflict...
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Some Parting Thoughts On Oil And Gas Policy And Communications

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Folks is appears that David Blackmon is moving on to other career pursuits and will no longer be contributing to Forbes on the Oil and Gas topic we have gained knowledge and insight from. We who have interest in safe and efficient gas drilling need better ways to get our message through to a misinformed and short sighted public not only in New York but across the United States and the world. Global warming is affecting all of us and as originally stated by many environmentalists, natural gas is...

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Drill down on hydrofracking

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What they said!! JLCpulse

By Editorial Board  September 22, 2014 in Democrat & Chronicle

One of the benefits of political campaigns is that they focus attention — both voters’ and candidates’ — on specific issues. So New York’s gubernatorial race might be just the thing to finally fix Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s gaze on an issue he has long ignored: hydrofracking.

It is surprising enough that the characteristically decisive governor has gone his entire term without taking a stand on...

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The Importance of Your Local Coalition!

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Dear Friends and Natural Gas Supporters,
 
Inspite of the Governor Cuomo's stalling NG development in NY the need for our local coalitions and leaders has never been stronger. We need our groups to communicate and advocate strongly about NG. In PA we have witnessed the success of strongly united groups, and the pitfalls of not having groups, as NG development has spread across the state.
 
One PA group, the Friendsville Group, successfully negotiated a protective and rewarding lease in...

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Friendsville Group Status - We are re-forming the Group

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A note for our PA readers here is a bit of information. As we have repeatedly stated, Coalitions are very important and beneficial, find a good one, join a good one. JLCpulse

Five years ago today on 19 Sept 09, were the first signings of The Friendsville Group Gas Lease.  While there have been many people in the Group who have been drilled and are now held by production, there are a large number of other people who's Leases will expire starting today and over the next...

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SHADY CHARACTER BEHIND CUOMO'S ANTI-ASTORINO SMEAR ADS INDICTED FOR FEDERAL FRAUD

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A little information for those of you curious about the Cuomo attack on Astorino. I put it here because you will never read it in the newspaper or see it in the news. JLCpulse

Communication from pro Astorino source 9/19/2014

Breaking news this afternoon! Andrew Cuomo’s ally, and the man behind the absurd civil suit the governor is using in his multi-million dollar, vicious campaign against Rob Astorino, was federally indicted today. This is just another link in the long chain of corruption...

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The Empire State’s ugly war on energy

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By Marc Miles and Wayne Winegarden 9/18/2014 The New York Post 

New Yorkers are paying far too much for the essentials of modern life.

For evidence, look no further than the gas pump: State taxes add about 50 cents to each gallon of gas and diesel, the second-highest gas tax in the country.

And New York’s electricity prices are the fourth-highest in the nation. That impacts more than just your monthly bill; it adds to overhead for every business in the state, one...

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Well failure has always been a problem in oil and gas

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Industry could adopt better quality control, environmentalists should get facts straight

By Chris Tomlinson  September 16, 2014 in The Houston Chronicle

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Think nationally, act regionally to advance potential of shale gas

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By Deborah Stine, contributor, and Andrew Gellman in the Hill 9/17/14 

Shale gas, natural gas extracted from shale using hydraulic fracturing, is found throughout much of the United States. This includes Pennsylvania, home to Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and much of the Marcellus shale region. As a result, CMU researchers have studied shale gas and the implications of its widespread use, looking at both the potential for regional economic opportunities as part of the American...

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Recognizing The Golden Age Of Texas Oil And Gas While We're In It

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By David Blackmon in Forbes 9/9/2014

James Lebas, former chief revenue estimator for the Texas Comptroller’s office, made news recently when he told the state’s House Committee on Energy Resources that, working with the Comptroller’s office, he had determined that output from the oil and natural gas industry now accounts for fully one-third of the entire Texas economy.  Given that the Texas economy would rank 12th among all nations on earth, that’s an amazing amount of economic...

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Landmark Fracking Study Finds No Water Pollution

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ABC -  PITTSBURGH — Sep 16, 2014, 5:59 PM ET  By KEVIN BEGOS Associated Press

The final report from a landmark federal study on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, found no evidence that chemicals or brine water from the gas drilling process moved upward to contaminate drinking water at a site in western Pennsylvania.

The Department of Energy report, released Monday, was the first time an energy company allowed independent monitoring of a drilling site during the fracking process...

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Water pollution not from fracking, it seems — neither are “health” effects

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This week’s New York Times has a report from a group based at Ohio State University which found that water contamination by methane and other hydrocarbons, even in areas where hydraulic fracturing of shale and horizontal drilling — the technologies known as “fracking” — is occurring is not the result of the process itself, but rather from well leaks.

Water contamination, especially the fear that...

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Democrats need to stop being cowards on fracking

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| Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 10:56 AM ET

America's economy is definitely growing again, as was evident in the recent reports on GDP and service-sector growth. At the same time, the renewed growth just isn't creating enough jobs or wage increases to really bring confidence back to Main Street, as we saw with the latest jobs report.

President Obama addressed the threat posed by ISIS extremists, and immigration reform in a wide-ranging interview with NBC's Meet the Press.
Ints Kalnins | Reuters
President Obama addressed the threat posed by ISIS extremists, and immigration...

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