DEC: Water supplies will be tested before fracking begins

DEC: Water supplies will be tested before fracking begins

A new panel made up of natural gas drillers, environmentalists, and local government officials re-convened yesterday in Albany to advise New York’s Department of Environmental Conservation about hydrofracking.

This was the second meeting of the 17 member advisory panel. They’re charged with making recommendations to the state about how to best handle hydrofracking, and all the issues that come with it – including the potential impact of hydrofracking on drinking water supplies.


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