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By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Jun. 19, 2013 - 12:18 pm
Jack o' diamonds is a hard card to find. Photo by Flickr user Scott Namelrod; published under Creative Commons license. The latest out of Albany: With just days left in the legislative session, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and key state legislators struck a late-... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Mar. 6, 2013 - 9:02 pm
Above: Screenshot of a video from a Wednesday morning press conference by Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and fellow Assembly Democrats on a bill that, if passed into law, will place a two-year moratorium on fracking in New York State. Source: The Albany... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Mar. 14, 2012 - 10:41 am
Photo: The Wanatuska Moguls at Belleayre on Tuesday, March 13. From Belleayre Mountain's Facebook page. The New York State Senate has staked out a position on the Belleayre Ski Center in their budget proposal: They're willing to let ORDA have Belleayre,... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Sunday, Mar. 11, 2012 - 1:57 pm
Above: Sunrise over Belleayre this morning. Photo from Belleayre Mountain's Facebook page. Not included in the New York State Assembly's 2012 budget proposal: Money for ORDA to take over the management of the Belleayre Ski Center, currently operated by... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011 - 10:13 am
Today's New York Post lambastes Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver -- one of the most powerful figures in New York State politics -- for his law firm's making money off lawsuits against gas-drilling companies in other states, while leading the charge against... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Jan. 14, 2011 - 10:05 am
Quote of the day: Former GOP Assemblyman Thomas Kirwan, who may or may not be representing New York's 100th Assembly District for the next two years, depending on the outcome of a vote recount that is still (believe it or not) dragging on. From the Daily... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010 - 12:53 pm
Since its passage by the New York State Assembly last week, a bill that would impose a moratorium on hydrofracking for natural gas until May has been sitting on Gov. David Paterson's desk, awaiting his signature. Paterson has til Saturday to decide... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010 - 9:59 am
During a special session last night, the New York State Assembly passed a moratorium on issuing new permits for natural gas drilling by hydraulic fracturing (A11443B). Since the Senate has already passed its companion bill, S8129B, the measure now heads... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Nov. 29, 2010 - 10:38 am
This Thursday evening, December 2, the Davenport Firehouse will host a panel on the risks of natural gas drilling, open to residents of Delaware County and surrounding areas. Speaking at the event will be: -Lou Allstadt, former executive VP of Mobil Oil... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010 - 10:45 am
People are getting mighty excited about gas drilling. An article on the business website The Street yesterday urged its readers to jump on the natural-gas bandwagon before it, er, "explodes:" 2011 is going to be the year for natural gas. Stories keep... Read more


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