Right now, a farm with 200 cows or more has to prepare detailed and costly manure...
The legislature has a long list of issues on the schedule, including decriminalizing marijuana, women's reproductive rights, and expanding casino gambling in...
Innovation Trail video:
Speaking at a press conference, Karen Moreau of the state Petroleum council said opening up New York to hydraulic fracturing would mean low cost energy. Others in support said it would mean jobs, and money for landowners, such as small farmers.
Bill Cooke is with the Citizens Campaign for the Environment. He spoke at a different press conference - one held by fracking opponents. He says the DEC to further extend the comment period – and take more time to study the issue.
“Every day we are seeing new issues, new evidence of problems with technology across the country. And for New Yorkers to say, ‘Hey, wait, we need to know more” is not unreasonable. It’s the biggest environmental issue, the biggest public health issue, in 100 years, and DEC doesn’t look at human health impacts in their study? That’s outrageous. That needs to change.”
The Times Union says the DEC will probably have more than 50,000 comments to consider before moving forward with hydrofracking rules.