02 Dec '11, 12am

Green Blog: State Fracking Hearings Drew 6,000, N.Y. Says

Yana Paskova for The New York Times The scene outside a hearing on hydraulic fracturing on Wednesday in Manhattan. Proposed regulations governing the natural gas drilling process known as horizontal hydraulic fracturing drew 6,000 people to four public hearings in New York State and have so far elicited more than 10,600 written public comments, the state Department of Environmental Conservation said on Thursday. “The turnout of 6,000 people at the hearings demonstrates how strongly New Yorkers feel about this important issue,” the department’s commissioner, Joe Martens, said in a statement. “Nearly 600 individuals took the time to voice their opinions, which ranged from urging an outright ban to urging drilling to occur now.” The last of four hearings was held on Wednesday in New York City after similar meetings in Dansville, Binghamton and Loch Sheldrake upstate. This wee...

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