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Dec. 9, 2014: Anne Marie Garti and Robert Nied, UUP’s Fred Kowal, Sen. David Valesky, AG Schneiderman

The Constitution Pipeline, which will transport shale gas from Pennsylvania to New York, has received conditional approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. But some groups are looking for legal actions to halt the process. Anne Marie Garti, a founder of “Stop the Pipeline” and a volunteer lawyer representing “Stop the Pipeline” through the Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic, and Robert Nied, of the Center for Sustainable Rural Communities, say Constitution Pipeline lawyers’ threaten and intimidate landowners who refuse to sign easement agreements. They are calling on the Attorney General to intervene.

United University Professions President Fred Kowal, Ph.D discusses new initiatives for SUNY that call on the state to ease student load burdens.

Sen. David Valesky (IDC – Syracuse) weighs in on Mayor Stephanie Miner’s “Syracuse Billion” proposal and shares his priorities for the coming session.

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has requested Gov. Cuomo appoint the Attorney General office as a special prosecutor in cases where police kill unarmed civilians. He will join Susan to explain his call for reform in New York’s criminal justice system.

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