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FILE — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during a news conference at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York, July 8, 2015. Cuomo intends to take a lead role in a broad campaign pressing for a crackdown on the improper dealing of firearms, swerving into national politics on an issue that has caused him some political heartburn in New York but has become a defining subject of the 2016 presidential campaign. (John Taggart/The New York Times)

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo rejects proposed gas terminal off coast

The deep-water docking station known as Port Ambrose was to be built 19 miles off Jones Beach on Long Island and 29 miles off Long Brach, New Jersey.
(l-r) Daniel Yergin Vice Chairman, of the IHS CERAWeek Conference talks with Rex Tillerson Chairman & CEO  ExxonMobil during the opening keynote address for IHS Energy CERAWeek Tuesday April 21, 2015 at the Hilton Americas-Houston. (Billy Smith II / Houston Chronicle)

New York attorney general probing Exxon Mobil as climate change scandal intensifies

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has subpoenaed documents from Exxon Mobil following reports the oil giant funded — and then suppressed — research exposing the risks of climate change decades ago.
In this Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, photo, an activist waves a placard calling for the ban of fracking during a news conference outside the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Ballot fight over fracking could be shaping up in Colorado

Frank McNulty, a Republican former state lawmaker who sponsored a pro-industry ballot measure in 2014, expects fracking opponents to turn to voters next year.
Opponents of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas, or fracking, demonstrate on the campus of Binghamton University hours before President Barack Obama is scheduled to speak about affordable college education during a town hall meeting, Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, in Vestal, N.Y. Obama is on a the second day of his two-day bus tour in upstate New York and Pennsylvania. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

New York formalizes ban on fracking, ending seven-year review

Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens announced the decision Monday, saying a ban was the “only reasonable alternative” after “years of exhaustive research and examination of the science and facts.”
An oil well owned an operated by Apache Corporation in the Permian Basin are viewed on February 5, 2015 in Garden City, Texas. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

U.S. oil job cuts slow to a crawl in May

U.S. employers blamed cheap oil for just 1,000 planned job cuts in May, a sharp monthly drop that suggests the oil industry may have already seen the worst of the bust.
New York State Troopers stand at the main entrance of the Indian Point nuclear power plant Saturday May 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

Reactor at New York nuclear plant that spilled thousands of gallons of oil could be offline for weeks

Several thousand gallons of oil spilled into the Hudson River after a Saturday transformer fire on the non-nuclear side of the Indian Point plant.
(Michael Stravato/The New York Times)

Texas leads nation in exports, thanks to petrochemicals and gasoline

About a fifth of Texas’ $289 billion in exported goods last year were petroleum and coal products — about $59.1 billion worth — according to a new government report.
(AP Photo/Mike Groll)

Northeast gas pipeline progresses, to some landowner dismay

Of 651 landowners in New York and Pennsylvania affected by the $700 million pipeline project, 125 refused to sign right of way agreements.
(Daniel Acker/Bloomberg)

Judge rules shale gas pipeline can cross holdout properties

U.S. District Judge Malachy Mannion ruled that the Constitution Pipeline has the necessary permits from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and that it serves the public interest by providing additional natural gas pipeline capacity.
(AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Local communities standing against and for fracking

While some local communities have been fighting to keep fracking outside their borders, a group of towns in New York have been debating whether to ditch the state for frack friendly Pennsylvania.