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NYSEG: 82% OF INTERRUPTED SERVICES RESTORED

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 31, 2011 – 3 p.m.

 

>> Dry ice and bottled water locations: http://www.nyseg.com/Outages/default.html

August 31, 2011
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THE PATCH: HOCHMAN GIVES UPDATES ON IRENE IMPACT ON BEDFORD SCHOOLS

It was announced that the opening of the 2011-12 school year could be delayed if power does not return soon to affected district buildings.

August 31, 2011
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LOHUD: BALL: “OVER MY DEAD BODY” WILL NY HAVE PENNSYLVANIA’S FRACKING PROBLEMS

Posted by: Mike Risinit

State Sen. Greg Ball, R-Patterson, is proposing legislation that would set up some rules and guidelines aimed at hydrofracking in New York state. Ball said he witnessed damage to private property during a tour of areas in Pennsylvania where hydrofracking for natural gas is occurring. His legislation is meant to protect property owners.

August 30, 2011
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THE EXAMINER: IRENE LEAVES PUTNAM POWERLESS

by Kerry Barger

The heavy rains and strong winds from Hurricane Irene have left many areas flooded, downed trees abundant and over half the residents of Putnam without power.

August 30, 2011
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August 30, 2011
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CAPITOL CONFIDENTIAL: BALL: ‘OVER MY DEAD BODY’ WILL FRACKING CREATE PENN-TYPE PROBLEMS

by Rick Karlin

Hudson Valley GOP Sen. Greg Ball, is turning up the rhetoric this morning, proposing legislation that would govern hydrofracking in New York. The proposals were devised, he said after a trip through Pennsylvania where he said he saw some of the damage to private property that the practice has caused.

August 29, 2011
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PRESS RELEASE: TREES DOWN, POWER OUT

 

Senator Ball on Hurricane Irene Aftermath

August 29, 2011
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WESTFAIR ONLINE: FRACKING HEARING DRAWS 200

 

Nearly 200 people were estimated to have been in attendance at a hearing Aug. 23 that centered on the issue of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, and whether it should be allowed in New York.

August 29, 2011
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LEWISBORO LEDGER: TOWN READIES FOR HURRICANE IRENE, OFFICIALS OFFER TIPS TO PREPARE

 

Written by Ken Mastro

Town officials are making plans now to make sure Lewisboro is as prepared as it can be when Hurricane Irene likely touches ground here on Sunday morning.

August 29, 2011
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ECO POLITICS DAILY: FRACKING MEETING DRAWS CROWD BUT NOT GAS COMPANIES (VIDEO)

 

Submitted by Natasha Pietila

A meeting to discuss the benefits and risks of hydraulic fracturing of the Marcellus Shale in New York was held Tuesday in Katonah in Westchester County.

August 25, 2011
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TIMES UNION: GETTING THE FACTS ON FRACKING FROM JOSH FOX

 

by Sonja Stark

Josh Fox is one of the world’s leading experts on hydrofracking and that’s not because he’s a scientist, geologist, gas industry analyst or politician. Rather, he’s an Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker of“GasLand”, a movie that exposes the truths behind the largest domestic natural gas drilling boom in U.S. history.

August 25, 2011
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YNN: EXPERTS SPEAK AT HYDROFRACKING PUBLIC HEARING (VIDEO)

 

By: Elaina Athans

KATONAH, N.Y. — For four hours, expert after expert spoke out about the impact hydrofracking could have here in New York State. Some people drove 10 hours to testify, telling others their water is not only contaminated but also their lives.

August 25, 2011
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TIMES UNION: FRACKING FOES DRILL NO-SHOW INDUSTRY

 

KATONAH — Opponents of natural gas hydrofracking turned out at a state hearing Tuesday on the issue, including the director of the documentary “Gasland.”

August 25, 2011
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LOHUD: ‘GASLAND’ FILMMAKER, PENNSYLVANIA RESIDENTS TELL STATE LAWMAKERS IN KATONAH HYDROFRACKING REGULATION WON’T WORK

 

Written by: Brian J. Howard

KATONAH — Regulating hydraulic fracturing won’t work, filmmaker Josh Fox told lawmakers Monday, because they can only speculate about its actual impacts.

August 25, 2011
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