19 Jul '11, 5pm

Preposterous! - New Rules Would Allow Fracking Within 1,000 Ft of NYC's Main Water Supply Tunnels:

If the proposal goes through, Propublica reports that "the state would allow drilling near aqueducts but would require a site-specific environmental review for any application to drill within 1,000 feet of the water supply infrastructure." In other words, all that would stand between legal drilling within hundreds of feet of crucial water supply tunnels would be a state environmental review. Meaning fracking could take place right next to tunnels that supply over 10 million people with water. Understandably, that's left plenty of folks more than a little uneasy. Here's Propublica on why this is potentially dangerous: "That's not enough to protect New York City's water, said Kate Sinding, a senior attorney with the Natural Resources Defense Council ... 'There needs to be a buffer area in which there's no drilling whatsoever," Sinding said. "Just having elevated review doesn...

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