07 Feb '12, 3pm

Green Blog: Fracking Is Not a 'Fait Accompli' for 2012, N.Y. Official Says

Fracking Is Not a ‘Fait Accompli’ for 2012, N.Y. Official Says By MIREYA NAVARRO New York regulators have received more than 60,000 public comments on the state’s plan to allow hydrofracking, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s top environmental official said on Tuesday at a hearing. Associated Press Joe Martens Joe Martens, commissioner of the state Department of Environmental Conservation, spoke at a joint legislative hearing on the Cuomo administration’s proposed 2012-13 budget for his agency. (As I report in Tuesday’s paper , the governor’s budget allocates no money for ushering in the drilling over the next year.) A Webcast of the hearing is here . Responding to questions from legislators, Mr. Martens said that many of the comments submitted were highly detailed and “extremely well done” in terms of addressing technical issues surrounding an environmental impact study and regulati...

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