Marcellus Shale Could Mean Fifty-Thousand Jobs to New York

On Monday, September 12, 2011 0 comments

In announcing the study, DEC Commissioner Joe Martens said the agency will propose regulations for high-volume hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," of gas wells in early October. Environmental advocates have urged the agency to enact regulations rather than mere permitting guidelines to give the rules the force of law.
The study proposes guidelines to protect the environment, human health and communities from potential harm related to gas production using fracking, which injects wells with millions of gallons of chemically-treated water and sand a mile underground to release trapped gas.

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