Southern Tier http://wrvo.org en Pennsylvania residents voice opinions over proposed pipeline that would go through Southern Tier http://wrvo.org/post/pennsylvania-residents-voice-opinions-over-proposed-pipeline-would-go-through-southern-tier <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p></p><p>Recently, Pennsylvania residents had the opportunity to voice their concerns or support for the Constitution Pipeline project, which would enter New York through Broome County and connect to an existing upstate pipeline. It was the last public hearing before its final approval by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or FERC.</p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 10:44:23 +0000 Matt Martin 53984 at http://wrvo.org Pennsylvania residents voice opinions over proposed pipeline that would go through Southern Tier New York landowners file lawsuit against Cuomo over fracking delay http://wrvo.org/post/new-york-landowners-file-lawsuit-against-cuomo-over-fracking-delay <p></p><p>Two weeks ago, the landowners coalition sent a letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo demanding the release of the environmental impact study on hydrofracking, known as the SGEIS . The deadline was Thursday, February 13 and Scott Kurkoski, a lawyer for the coalition, filed the promised lawsuit the following day.</p><p>“Is he in favor of this or not? Because the rest of the nation is moving forward in a way that is providing energy independence," Kurkoski said. "Is New York a threat to that process?”</p><p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 21:53:39 +0000 Matt Martin 51493 at http://wrvo.org New York landowners file lawsuit against Cuomo over fracking delay Casino competition heats up in the Southern Tier http://wrvo.org/post/casino-competition-heats-southern-tier <p></p><p>The Southern Tier is guaranteed one out of the four casinos to be built in upstate New York.&nbsp; The licenses are expected sometime this year and the competition for the Southern Tier casino is starting to heat up.</p><p>Jeff Gural is the owner of Tioga Downs, where ground was recently broken on an expanded parking lot. Gural’s plan is to offer the full casino experience at his racetrack and electronic gambling site. But first he needs to win one of the new gaming licenses.</p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 12:03:57 +0000 Matt Martin 50504 at http://wrvo.org Casino competition heats up in the Southern Tier Plan for Binghamton to Syracuse pipeline cut in half http://wrvo.org/post/plan-binghamton-syracuse-pipeline-cut-half <p></p><p>A proposal to build a new natural gas pipeline from Binghamton to Syracuse has been scaled back due to a lack of interest from natural gas providers.</p><p>Millennium Pipeline Company <a href="http://innovationtrail.org/post/proposed-line-would-move-natural-gas-binghamton-syracuse" target="_blank">wanted to construct the line</a> from the Southern Tier to the town of Onondaga, just south of Syracuse, along Interstate 81, connecting three existing east-west lines. But now they’re considering just going from Binghamton to Cortland and connecting two lines.</p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 19:29:07 +0000 Ryan Delaney 48753 at http://wrvo.org Plan for Binghamton to Syracuse pipeline cut in half Southern Tier poised to provide exciting 2014 congressional race http://wrvo.org/post/southern-tier-poised-provide-exciting-2014-congressional-race <p></p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 14:20:50 +0000 Matt Martin 47929 at http://wrvo.org Endicott Interconnect files for bankruptcy, layoffs may follow http://wrvo.org/post/endicott-interconnect-files-bankruptcy-layoffs-may-follow <p>Southern Tier-based Endicott Interconnect Technologies filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy last week. The Broome County high-tech manufacturer, which employs approximately 600 people, plans to continue operations as it reorganizes.&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;<br> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 12:13:18 +0000 Matt Richmond 41089 at http://wrvo.org Elmira faces ups and downs of gas business http://wrvo.org/post/elmira-faces-ups-and-downs-gas-business <p>The City of Elmira is just seven miles from the Pennsylvania border. And for four years, the natural gas boom in Pennsylvania’s Northern Tier crossed over the border and boosted Elmira’s economy. But that boom has slowed down. Tue, 30 Apr 2013 09:47:00 +0000 Matt Richmond 36333 at http://wrvo.org Elmira faces ups and downs of gas business Some Southern Tier air traffic towers facing closure http://wrvo.org/post/some-southern-tier-air-traffic-towers-facing-closure <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>The regional airports in Ithaca and Binghamton would both lose their air traffic controllers if federal budget cuts known as sequestration take full effect. The first round of closures begins April 7. Fri, 08 Mar 2013 15:41:14 +0000 Matt Richmond 34471 at http://wrvo.org Assembly passes ban on fracking for two more years; Senate unlikely to do same http://wrvo.org/post/assembly-passes-ban-fracking-two-more-years-senate-unlikely-do-same <p>The New York State Assembly has approved, by a 95 to 40 vote, a two-year moratorium on hydrofracking in New York. While it’s unlikely to be passed in the Senate, the action reflects state lawmakers' growing worries about potential health impacts from the natural gas drilling process.&nbsp; Thu, 07 Mar 2013 06:22:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 34378 at http://wrvo.org Broome County opens Office of Energy Development http://wrvo.org/post/broome-county-opens-office-energy-development <p>The Broome County Legislature recently approved a new Office of Energy Development, but the purpose of the office is not clear. Tue, 26 Feb 2013 09:55:00 +0000 Matt Richmond 33858 at http://wrvo.org State agencies try to explain gun laws to critical citizens http://wrvo.org/post/state-agencies-try-explain-gun-laws-critical-citizens-0 <p>Two weeks after passing new gun control measures, New York officials are holding public forums around the state to discuss what's in the law. Wed, 30 Jan 2013 16:54:48 +0000 Matt Richmond 32594 at http://wrvo.org Local officials challenge latest fracking deadline http://wrvo.org/post/local-officials-challenge-latest-fracking-deadline <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>A group called Elected Officials to Protect New York is pressing Gov. Andrew Cuomo to extend a 30-day public comment period that ends Friday. The comment period is for revised hydrofracking regulations released by the Department of Environmental Conservation in November. Tue, 08 Jan 2013 16:51:30 +0000 Matt Richmond 31578 at http://wrvo.org Anti-fracking candidates didn't fare well http://wrvo.org/post/anti-fracking-candidates-didnt-fare-well <p>Anti-fracking sentiment in the Southern Tier was felt at the polls when candidates opposed to drilling were beaten up and down the ballot Tuesday. Thu, 08 Nov 2012 21:29:14 +0000 Catherine Loper 28838 at http://wrvo.org Southern Tier school readiness program a success, so far http://wrvo.org/post/southern-tier-school-readiness-program-success-so-far <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>The research on this is pretty clear: between the ages one and five, the human brain develops faster than at any other time. In Chemung County, a project called the <a href="http://www.chemungschoolreadiness.com/default.aspx" target="_blank">School Readiness Project</a> sends nurses to the hospital whenever a baby is born. Tue, 16 Oct 2012 14:45:00 +0000 Matt Richmond 27544 at http://wrvo.org Southern Tier planners aim for dramatic emissions cuts http://wrvo.org/post/southern-tier-planners-aim-dramatic-emissions-cuts <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Regional planning agencies in the Southern Tier are working toward a goal of<a href="http://www.cleanergreenersoutherntier.org/" target="_blank"> cutting 80% of their greenhouse gas emissions</a> by the year 2050. Mon, 08 Oct 2012 15:36:27 +0000 Matt Richmond 27181 at http://wrvo.org Sikorsky Aircraft to close Big Flats plant http://wrvo.org/post/sikorsky-aircraft-close-big-flats-plant <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>The Connecticut-based helicopter maker Sikorsky announced on Monday that it will close its Southern Tier plant at the end of the year.</p><p> Tue, 25 Sep 2012 20:49:37 +0000 Matt Richmond 26568 at http://wrvo.org Poll shows increased support for fracking http://wrvo.org/post/poll-shows-increased-support-fracking <p>The natural gas industry sees hopeful signs in a new poll that finds more New Yorkers now support hydrofracking. A Quinnipiac University survey also finds upstate New Yorkers, some who live where the gas drilling process would occur, back fracking in greater numbers. Thu, 13 Sep 2012 11:00:24 +0000 Karen DeWitt 25930 at http://wrvo.org Groups for and against fracking wait for governor's decision http://wrvo.org/post/groups-and-against-fracking-wait-governors-decision <p>Groups for and against hydrofracking are gearing up for an announcement by Governor Andrew Cuomo’s environmental officials&nbsp; on whether the natural gas drilling process will be permitted in New York on a limited basis. But, the organizations, who are running ads, may have to wait a little longer.</p><p> Thu, 23 Aug 2012 12:47:11 +0000 Karen DeWitt 24827 at http://wrvo.org Governor Cuomo offers some support for limited fracking http://wrvo.org/post/governor-cuomo-offers-some-support-limited-fracking <p>Governor Andrew Cuomo offered some support to a plan to permit hydrofracking in New York in communities that welcome the gas drilling process.</p><p> Wed, 11 Jul 2012 13:29:46 +0000 Karen DeWitt 22354 at http://wrvo.org Pro, anti fracking advocates clash in Albany http://wrvo.org/post/pro-anti-fracking-advocates-clash-albany <p>Supporters and opponents of a plan to allow limited hydrofracking in New York&rsquo;s Southern Tier region confronted each other at the state Capitol .</p><p>For months, the Cuomo administration has been signaling that it might permit the gas drilling process known as hydrofracking in a few areas in the Marcellus Shale region where the majority of people in communities want the gas drilling process to begin.</p><p> Fri, 15 Jun 2012 13:20:55 +0000 Karen DeWitt 20989 at http://wrvo.org