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High energy meets low politics in Albany

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By Nadia Steinzor

June 17, 2013

There’s nothing like the looming end of a legislative session to focus people’s attention on important issues—and for elected officials to ignore them. Today in Albany, both happened.

Outside the Capitol, thousands gathered to call on the state to reject natural gas development and embrace clean, renewable energy. Speakers eloquently made the case for why New York—now truly at a crossroads in its decision on fracking—should embark on a path paved with sunshine and wind rather than drill rigs and toxic waste.

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Public oversight of industry requires public trust of government

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By Nadia Steinzor

May 2, 2013

From global politics to the workplace to personal relationships, progress isn’t possible without trust. Last week, a gas industry group—with a bit of a boost from the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) —struck a blow against public trust in New York’s review of the impacts of high-volume hydraulic fracturing. 

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