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Dirty for some, dirty for all: Cuomo’s fracking proposal not what NY needs

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By Nadia Steinzor

June 13, 2012

The idea that risk is lower when fewer people are exposed to harm may hold true in statistical analysis—but is little comfort to those who actually suffer the consequences. Which is precisely why New York Governor Cuomo’s proposal to allow high-volume gas development in certain locations is a bad idea.

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Tagged with: fracking, hydraulic fracturing, oil and gas

Another big gas giveaway: PA legislature guts zoning rights

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By Nadia Steinzor

February 8, 2012

There are many tragic and terrible things happening in America’s gas patches. Often residents say that elected officials—ostensibly charged with protecting the public interest—seem to care more about gas industry campaign contributions than the lives of their constituents. Sadly, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett, 101 State Representatives, and 31 State Senators just declared them right.

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Tagged with: marcellus shale, pennsylvania, community impacts, municipalities, zoning, governor corbett, hb1950

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