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The Capitol Pressroom for September 26, 2011


President Bill Clinton arrives in Albany on Tuesday to address members of Governor Cuomo’s 10 Regional Economic Development Councils. Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks with Susan about why his former boss is coming to town, as well as what Cuomo thinks are the most important elements of a successful grant application. Also — he discusses where gambling might fit into the economic development plans which the councils must submit to the administration by November 14th.

Patty Salkin, the Associate Dean of the Albany Law School and Director of the Government Law Center will be in the studio to introduce us to a NYSERDA-backed program designed to help renewable energy entrepreneurs navigate New York State energy law.

The Dryden town Supervisor, Mary Ann Sumner, discusses why her community passed a ban on fracking, and her reaction to the lawsuit filed by Anschutz Exploration.

And then the other side of the story with Anschutz attorney Tom West. He will also discuss the concept of Force Majeure, which gas companies are using to extend leases in New York

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