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Wednesday News Round-up



Tighten Up: Archie Bell and the Drells will re-release one of their golden-oldies, "Tighten Up" as part of an effort to raise awareness for energy conservation.  TV and radio ads featuring the song will run through 2010. 

After the Goldrush: New Yawkers are dealing with imminent natural gas exploration.  Environmental groups found themselves asleep at the wheel as lawmakers made it easier to issue permits for horizontal drilling.  "One thing that's happened," says Wes Gillingham, Program Director of Catskill Mountain Keeper, "is that this whole issue has awakened people to the complexity of hydro fracking and the whole issue of regulatory oversight and whether it's adequate or not. And to the basic question of whether it can be done safely at all."

The Politics of Food: Author Marion Nestle will be in town today tonight to discuss her book "Food Politics."  Find more info at GreenAR by the Day.  The talk will be hosted by the Clinton School.  Starts at 6:00. 

Divisive: Alaskans are having trouble coming together on the state's proposed gas pipeline because governor Sarah Palin has become such a polarizing force in the state.  But she's just so darlin'...

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