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Pennsylvania lags in public access to fracking fluid info

Marie Cusick

Today in your Trail Mix:

A round-up of fracking chemical disclosure rules across the country.

Meet the company that flies empty planes across Nevada - on your dime.

Young farmers spurn texting for 4H.


Pennsylvania doesn't require that fracking chemical disclosures be posted online - unlike Arkansas, Michigan, Texas, and Wyoming.  That's just one of the findings in a review of disclosure laws around the country compiled by Scott Detrow at State Impact PA.

Yesterday we saw poll results showing that many New Yorkers support gas drilling because of its potential economic effects.  And as evidenced in this video from Capital Tonight, the Independent Oil and Gas Association concurs (Maureen McManus, State of Politics/Capital Tonight):

The debate over how many jobs fracking has really created in Pennyslvania continues (Jonathan Katz, Industry Week).

Triana Energy has sealed a deal with the hamlet of Limestone and the Town of Carrollton, in the Southern Tier, to buy water for fracking operations at a cost of $1,200 per day (Kate Day Sager, Olean Times Herald).


One company - Great Lakes Airlines - gets about a third of the money allotted to the federal Essential Air Service program for small airports (AP).

A former contractor on the GlobalFoundries chip fabrication plant construction site stormed the building the other day, injuring four people (Larry Rulison and Sarah Hinman Ryan, Times Union).

Nine Mile nuclear power plant had to shut down a reactor for the second time this week (Charles McChesney, Post-Standard).


At the Erie County fair, a generation of teenagers who care more about livestock than texting (Denise Jewell Gee, Buffalo News).

New York crop yields will likely be down this year, thanks to weird weather (Eric Anderson, The Buzz).

Higher education

SUNY officials are apologizing for bumbling the attempt to streamline leadership at the newly combined SUNY Canton and Potsdam (Julie Grant, North Country Public Radio).

Today is the Rochester Institute of Technology's annual Student Research Innovation Symposium, and I'm serving as a judge.  I had to get up early to work on this round-up to be there, so watch out kids - I'm going to be cranky.

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