natural gas

Protestors urge alternative to fracking
1:40 am
Thu October 23, 2014

Protestors urge gubernatorial candidates to find alternatives to fracking

Protestors gather outside WBFO-WNED studios for the gubernatorial debates
Credit Avery Schneider / WBFO News

Before the gubernatorial candidates started volleying debate points, citizens were volleying protest slogans.  Outside of the WBFO-WNED studios, shouts for second amendment rights – mostly aimed at Governor Cuomo – were just as loud as chants against fracking for natural gas.

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Local
4:13 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

National Fuel freezing local delivery rates, refunding customers

Governor Andrew Cuomo's office has announced the approval of a joint proposal from the state Public Service Commission, National Fuel, and other state agencies and commissions to freeze delivery rates for National Fuel natural gas customers in Western New York through September 30, 2015.

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Local
8:52 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Schumer lends support for repowering Dunkirk power plant

Lawmakers and area residents gather on Dunkirk City Pier
Credit Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO News

Senator Charles Schumer is supporting a plan to switch the NRG Dunkirk plant from coal to natural gas. However, the plan is one of two options being considered by the state Public Service Commission.

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Environment
3:18 pm
Mon April 30, 2012

Advocacy groups tie fracking to campaign cash

Mark Leitner/WBFO

About a dozen representatives of Citizen Action, The Sierra Club, and several other public advocacy groups gathered in front of the Mahoney  State Office Building in downtown Buffalo Monday to reiterate their strong opposition to hydrofracking in New York.

Speakers said the natural gas industry holds far too much sway over local and state politicians with their campaign contributions. They said as a result, leaders are turning a deaf ear to the concerns of health and environmental advocates who contend that fracking ruins the groundwater supply.

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