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Fracking Fight Sparks Intense Lobbying

Apr 21, 2011

Ari Moore Natural gas drilling is already taking place in Pennsylvania near the New York border. In 2008, companies with a stake in natural gas drilling in New York spent a


Council Approves Bills to Regulate Snow Removal

Apr 07, 2011

Photo (cc) Christopher Schoenbohm In response to the storm of criticism on the Bloomberg administration's response to last year's Boxing Day blizzard, the City Council approved a package of legislation Wednesday


Administration Considers Waste-to-Energy

Mar 23, 2011

Photo (cc) Kai Schreiber This waste-to-energy plant in Newark was built almost 20 years ago and continues to burn garbage, including some of New York City's refuse. The Bloomberg administration is once


Making 'Fair Share' Fairer

Oct 05, 2010

  This is the second article in a series of commentaries Gotham Gazette will run between now and Election Day on the charter proposals appearing on the November ballot. For decades, some


Tackling Fracking

Oct 01, 2010

Photo (cc) Helen Slottje A natural gas drilling site in Pennsylvania. The Paterson administration saw it coming -- the economic collapse, state budget deficits growing to unprecedented proportions. "In a budget crisis