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Fracking rules facing further delay

Health chief says longer study needed

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Long-awaited regulations for shale gas drilling in New York state will be delayed further, because the state’s health commissioner said Tuesday his office needs more time to study the possible health impacts. The Department of Environmental Conservation had faced a deadline Wednesday to complete its 41⁄2-year-old environmental impact study of drilling for gas using high-volume hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. DEC Commissioner Joe Martens said Tuesday that the deadline will be missed, meaning regulations due to ...

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February 13, 2013
11:38 a.m.

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There's not going to be any fracking in NY - it simply doesn't play we'll with the Governor's base, even if the studies support it. They just haven't yet figured out a way to tell us yet.