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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

From Senator Libous--More threats lurking

What's new on Safe Drilling Now!
(5/10/10) Senator Addobbo has introduced S.7592 which would place a moratorium on hydrofracking in New York State until 120 days after the EPA releases a study on the effects of hydrofracking on water and public health. This is a very significant threat to hydrofracking happening here any time soon. Speaker Silver has also endorsed this bill. I wouldn't be surprised if they push this through in the last few hours of the Senate and Assembly Session. I'll fight it until the end but I believe that they have the votes to pass this legislation.
(4/23/10)The DEC announced a seperate review for communities with "Filtration Avoidance Determinations" to address the unique issues related to protecting the New York City and Syracuse drinking water supplies.
You can read the full press release by clicking here.
New York State Assemly Speaker Sheldon Silver from NYC on DEC Announcement: "We (still) can't move forward" Full Release

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