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At New York’s Feet

fracking  natural gas  new york  revenue 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted April 17, 2013

You can’t help but feel empathy for New York state residents, struggling with high unemployment and low economic growth. Ads touting the “new” New York’s open-for-business attitude are airing nationally, trying to encourage new start-ups and to convince enterprises from other states to relocate in the Empire State.

Yet, the potential for dynamic economic growth and robust job creation is right under New Yorkers’ feet. The state’s Southern Tier counties sit atop the natural gas-rich Marcellus Shale – the same play that has fostered boom conditions in much of Pennsylvania

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Energy Today – April 11, 2013

budget  exports  new york  hydraulic fracturing  natural gas  taxes  oil  Energy 101 

Mary Leshper

Mary Schaper
Posted April 11, 2013

New York Post Gov. Cuomo’s Ugly Message to  Businesses

Gov. Andrew Cuomo likes to declare that New York is “open for business,” but his prolonged refusal to OK hydraulic fracturing sends the opposite message,  John Krohn writes in a guest op-ed.

Rockland County TimesExports Grow Our Economy, Lift Ban on Natural Gas

In an op-ed, Margo Thorning writes that “the United States should capitalize on the comparative advantage it has over other countries with natural gas. In fact, respected economic consulting firm NERA recently analyzed LNG exports for the Energy Department and found that across every market scenario, increased exports would benefit the U.S. economy.”

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Fiddling While New Yorkers Struggle to Find Jobs

hydraulic fracturing  new york shale gas 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted March 8, 2013

A pair of news items this week from New York state:

1) The state unemployment rate rose to 8.4 percent in January, compared with 8.2 percent in December. (Note: The national jobless rate fell to 7.7 percent last month.)

2) The State Assembly voted to extend New York’s moratorium on hydraulic fracturing two more years, to 2015. Although the state has been studying shale energy and hydraulic fracturing during the moratorium, which was imposed in 2008, Speaker Sheldon Silver said community health and safety shouldn’t be jeopardized by “rushing” state reviews.

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In Hurricane Sandy’s Wake

transcanada  oil and gas industry  new york  new jersey  hurricane sandy  hess  bp  bayway refinery 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted November 16, 2012

Hurricane Sandy’s impact on large parts of New Jersey and the New York City area made for riveting and sobering television, prompting an outpouring of responses – including those from the oil and natural gas industry

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NY Natural Gas Supporters: “No More Delays”

domestic energy  energy  hydraulic fracturing  natural gas  new york 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted October 16, 2012

Here’s how the hometown Times Herald-Record reported on Monday’s pro-natural gas/pro-hydraulic fracturing rally in Albany, N.Y.:

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The Empire State’s Divide

new york  natural gas  foundation for land and liberty  hydraulic fracturing 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted January 26, 2012

The clash between rural New York state mineral rights owners and opponents of natural gas development comes through in a new short film, “The Empire State Divided,” by the Foundation for Land and Liberty. The 22-minute film is divided into three parts. Check out part 1 below and see all three here.

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