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Town considers hydrofracking moratorium

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Another Schoharie County town may take steps to prevent natural gas drilling operations within its borders. The Town of Seward has set a public hearing Monday to consider a moratorium on natural gas and petroleum exploration, which would prohibit hydrofracking for one year, said Supervisor J. Carl Barbic, D-Seward. That would give the Seward Planning Board time to study land use regulations and come up with recommendations. “We want to come up with some changes ...

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