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The starter's flag has dropped for the public comment period on the state's proposed regulations to govern High Volume Hydraulic Fracturing. Read the fine print in the side bars for the address to send written submissions to, or apparently you can email. Still no sign of the health review.

As Matt Richmond observed yesterday, State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has indicated that he's preparing a case against the EPA over the agency's monitoring of methane emissions from the oil and gas industry. (Innovation Trail and timesunsion.com)

More updates after the jump.


The New Markets Tax Credit would provide incentives for developers to renovate and invest in city landmark's argues Senator Charles Schumer. (WXXI News)

NextBigFuture agrees with him if this article on why denser cities are "smarter" is any guide. 

Port of Albany (yes there is one) has signed an agreement with an Owego-based recycler to build a new facility that will employ 40 staff and cost $15 million. (The Business Review) 

There's some cautious optimism for economic development in 2013, according to a survey conducted by the state's Economic Development Council. (The Business Review)

Those are the same people who will have December 19th marked in their diaries because that's when the next round of funding to be released through the Regional Economic Development Council's will be announced.


This upstate companyis working on a secure online web portal that will give patients secure access to their medical imagery. (RBJ)

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