30 Jun '11, 11pm

New York: The Department of Environmental Conservation may declare parts of the state off-limits for #fracking.

Rumors have been swirling today that New York is lifting its moratorium on new fracking in the Marcellus Shale. Here’s the reality: the de facto moratorium that has been in place since the summer of 2008 remains intact. And in fact, the Department of Environmental Conservation is for the first time proposing to place significant portions of the state formally off-limits to industrial gas drilling. They are also proposing a variety of strict new safeguards. These proposed measures appear to represent a step in the right direction, but a full review of the state’s proposal is required before it can be determined whether New York’s drinking water, public health and communities are fully protected. As for tomorrow’s announcement, here’s what is actually happening: DEC is issuing an incomplete version of its revised “draft supplemental generic environmental impact statement.” T...

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/ksinding/rumors_have_be...

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