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July 2, 2014: Dryden/Middlefield home rule perspectives, Dr. Vin Bonventre, Bruce Gyory

Helen Slottje, winner of this year’s Goldman Environmental Prize, was the architect of the idea to use a clause in the state constitution that gives municipalities the right to make local land use decisions, to ban fracking. Plus, the moderator of the widely read progressive list serv Sustainable Otsego Adrian Kuzminski will join us with local reaction.

Dan Fitzsimmons, President of the Joint Landowners Coalition of New York and Karen Moreau, Executive Director of the New York State Petroleum Council, a division of the American Petroleum Institute join us to discuss what’s next for proponents of hydrofracking in New York State.

Albany Law School’s Dr. Vin Bonventre is back, this time with his reviews of Court of Appeals decisions on issues including the Albany County cyber-bullying law that was invalidated.

Political strategist Bruce Gyory of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, an Adjunct Professor of Political Science at UAlbany on how the Hobby Lobby decision might affect the political landscape in New York.

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