08 Oct '11, 5pm

Green Blog: State Did Not Rush on Fracking, Commissioner Says: Answering questions submitted online, the state

From the quietness of his office, Joe Martens, head of New York State’s Department of Environmental Conservation, answered questions on Saturday morning about the charged topic of natural gas drilling in an hourlong session online . D.E.C. Commissioner Joe Martens The decorum of the online “chat,” at the state government Web site CitizensConnect , was in sharp contrast to the tone of a hearing on Thursday in the New York State Assembly, where some of Mr. Martens’s remarks on the drilling process known as high-volume hydraulic fracturing were punctuated by shouts of “Liars!” from spectators. Legislators questioned Mr. Martens and his staff for more than three hours at the hearing on their ongoing review of proposed state rules governing drilling permits, which are meant to protect the state’s drinking water and other resources. On Saturday, Mr. Martens answered 21 questions...

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