Politico’s Morning Energy: New York Previewed Fracking Regs For Industry
Posted on Jul 02, 2012 |
This appeared in Politico's Morning Energy on June 29, 2012. You can access the original here.
NEW YORK PREVIEWED FRACKING REGS FOR INDUSTRY: The Albany Times-Union reports: "Emails obtained from the state Department of Environmental Conservation by an environmental group show state officials gave details of a proposed permit and regulations for natural gas hydraulic fracturing to industry representatives before making them public. The Environmental Working Group ... said the exchange suggests an overly cozy relationship between DEC and the natural gas industry, which is pushing to open up the state's gas-rich Marcellus Shale region to the drilling technique. DEC defended the private release, which excluded groups that have raised safety concerns about drilling. The agency called the communication consistent with state law meant to ensure regulations are not overly burdensome." Times-Union: http://bit.ly/MrT89C