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Green: Carbon Auction Yields $16.9 Million for New York

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The money is intended for energy efficiency programs, but doubts persist about where it will end up. The governor dipped into proceeds recently to address a budget deficit.

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on Dec 03, 2010 at 02:22 PM

Report -- State parks need $1B

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Former state parks Commissioner Carol Ash made her debut in her new role as parks advocate on Thursday, when she took part in the release of a report calling for a halt to staff and funding cuts that could place certain state parks at a new risk of closure.

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on Dec 03, 2010 at 05:20 AM

Up to you on drilling, Governor

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This week's session of the Legislature, for all its inaction on the state budget deficit, wasn't all for naught. If ever there's a case to be made for government to delay a decision on an important matter, it's the Legislature's approval of a six-month moratorium on new drilling for natural gas.

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on Dec 02, 2010 at 04:20 AM

EPA investigates radiation release at NY nuke lab (AP)

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AP - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is investigating whether the release of radioactive material into the air and water at a Cold War-era atomic power laboratory in upstate New York violated federal laws.

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on Dec 01, 2010 at 12:50 PM

Paterson weighs bill to halt the issuing of gas extraction permits

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Gov. David A. Paterson is considering whether to sign legislation that would impose a temporary moratorium on the issuing of permits for a controversial type of natural gas exploration that has raised broad safety concerns in New York State.

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on Dec 01, 2010 at 05:20 AM

Legislature supports delay in gas drilling

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State lawmakers have passed a measure that bars hydrofrack drilling of natural gas wells in New York through mid-May. After sending the bill to Gov. David Paterson's desk, drilling opponents applauded the delay while the industry blasted it as a job-killer.

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on Dec 01, 2010 at 05:20 AM

Green: N.Y. Assembly Approves Fracking Moratorium

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A vote sends a message about safety concerns related to this type of gas drilling.

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on Nov 30, 2010 at 09:51 AM

Assembly OKs short halt to natural-gas drilling

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The Assembly approved a temporary moratorium on natural-gas drilling Monday night, with the goal of placing a hold on a controversial extraction process until May.

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on Nov 30, 2010 at 05:20 AM

Nuclear plant north of NYC back online (AP)

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AP - A nuclear power plant north of New York City is operating again after being shut down by a transformer explosion earlier this month.

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on Nov 24, 2010 at 07:20 AM

Nikolas Kozloff: Cancún Climate Summit: Time for a New Geopolitical Architecture

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As we approach crucial climate change negotiations in Cancún, Mexico, the key question on many people's minds is this: what nation will have the courage to stand up to the United States?

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on Nov 24, 2010 at 06:51 AM