14 Jun '12, 2pm

New York Fracking Proposal Creates "Sacrifice Zones" in Poor Counties

New York Fracking Proposal Creates "Sacrifice Zones" in Poor Counties

The Eyes of New York /CC BY-SA 2.0 Details of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's plans to permit fracking in the state have emerged, via the New York Times . Under the proposal as it now stands, fracking would be permitted only in counties in the southwest portion of the state, bordering Pennsylvania—Broome, Chenango, Steuben, and Tioga counties—and only then in towns which agree to allow fracking. Fracking would be banned in Catskill Park, in aquifer areas, and in national designated historic districts. On one level the Cuomo plan seems like a decent compromise (presuming you assume a complete ban is off the table), appealing both to environmental sense (the areas were reportedly selected to minimize risk of groundwater contamination), local control (the towns can opt out part), as well as economic justice (the areas where fracking would be allowed are some of the poorest r...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/fossil-fuels/new-york-fracking-...

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