Posted by: Bob Payne | December 2, 2011

New York State Fracking Rules Won’t Protect Water, Opponents Say

Proposed rules on hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in New York state can’t protect reservoirs that supply drinking water to 9 million people in New York City, residents and politicians said.

“There is no possible regulation strong enough that you could come up with to prevent that one accident,” State Senator Tony Avella, who has introduced a bill to prohibit fracturing, or fracking, said at a hearing today at the Borough of Manhattan Community College. “New York state should never consider this process.”

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