Wednesday, August 17, 2011

NYTimes: Groups Ask Cuomo to Extend Fracking Review

Over 70 "environmental groups and some legislators are asking Gov. Andrew Cuomo for a longer public review of a New York State plan to permit a controversial method of natural gas extraction that combines hydraulic fracturing with horizontal drilling." Theyare hoping to extend the public comment period to six months as opposed to two.

"The groups said that two months was “wholly inadequate” for reviewing the revised draft of regulations prepared by the state." ... however..."Natural gas industry representatives oppose the idea of more delays in granting drilling permits."

Read the complete article here

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