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Tompkins County gets out front on hydrofracking

Tompkins County, headquartered in progressively-minded Ithaca, has a reputation for being opposed to hydrofracking. In fact, the town of Ithaca was among the first in the state to ban hydrofracking.

But Tompkins County is out front on getting ready for the reality of fracking. Officials are pushing lots of paper as the county gets set for the impacts on the local economy and infrastructure -- as well as the environment. Emma Jacobs reports for the Innovation Trail.  Go to full article

DEC will not complete report on hydrofracking by Friday deadline

Although the DEC has been working on a study about hydrofracking in New York's Marcellus Shale for four years, they have not finished a draft requested for Friday by the Cuomo administration. Emma Jacobs from the Innovation Trail has more.  Go to full article

Government losing grip on natural gas pricing?

When natural gas prices were deregulated in the 1990s, your bills were supposed to go down. You may have noticed that's not what happened. Lester Graham reports the government has had a difficult time determining why.  Go to full article

Gasification: alternative energy miracle?

The Potsdam-based Zeropoint Clean Technology is building a privately funded plant in Massena. It's scheduled to be built by early 2007. It's a small test facility, but the process could pioneer a radically different approach to making ethanol and other biofuels. The process was invented by Clarkson chemist Phillip Leveson. Gregory Warner recently visited Dr. Leveson's lab to talk about gasification, and glimpse a possible future.  Go to full article

Price of Natural Gas Falling

The price of natural gas spiked last fall after Hurricane Katrina knocked out production in the Gulf. But prices have come down substantially since then, and the amount of natural gas in storage is growing. The GLRC's Erin Toner explains what that could mean for consumers.  Go to full article

St. Lawrence Gas Lobbies for Public Funding of Pipeline

St. Lawrence Gas Company is calling on local, county, and state politicians to support an extension project into St. Lawrence and Franklin Counties. The company is banking on partial state funding for gasline construction. It will outline its lobbying efforts at a meeting with the public, and a competing gas company, in Malone next week. As Jody Tosti reports, the expansion would bring natural gas to some smaller towns, for the first time.  Go to full article

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