tentative plan for fracking in new york

June 13, 2012



Biologist and fracking activist Sandra Steingraber speaks in New York. She is a Distinguished Scholar In Residence at Ithaca College. //photo from Bill Huston’s Binghamton, NY, blog http://williamahuston.blogspot.com/

The New York Times is reporting today that New York is considering a plan to allow fracking only in struggling counties along the Pennsylvania border that want the industry. Even so, drilling would be prohibited in the Catskill Park, aquifers and historic districts. The state would also limit drilling to the deepest shale areas (at least 2,000 feet below the surface) in order to minimize the chance of groundwater contamination.

The New York Times has published a map online showing more than 100 communities in New York that have banned fracking, as well as those communities that have rejected bans. 



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