TV News LIES

Thursday, May 24th

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News Energy NY Rules for Hydrofracking Draw Objections

NY Rules for Hydrofracking Draw Objections

E-mail Print PDF

Hydrofracking opponentsRules proposed recently by New York State for regulating a controversial form of natural gas drilling are drawing expressions of guarded optimism from the natural gas industry but objections from some environmentalists, who say they do not go far enough in protecting water supplies.

Environmental groups say that the state has moved toward a safer plan in its latest draft rules, especially by banning the drilling, known as horizontal hydrofracking, in state parks, wildlife preserves, and watersheds and aquifers that supply drinking water to New York residents. But it is still coming up short, some say, on issues like mapping buffer zones where drilling would be banned.

Those zones may not be big enough to protect old water tunnels that carry water from the watersheds to New York City from drilling vibrations and drilling fluids, those groups argue. Hydrofracking involves blasting millions of gallons of water mixed with chemicals and sand into rock to extract natural gas.

And while the state plans to go further than elsewhere in the country in terms of disclosure ‚ÄĒ companies will be required to specify the chemicals and formulas they use, even those considered proprietary, to state officials if not always to the public ‚ÄĒ environmentalists point out that the draft does not prohibit the most toxic chemicals used in fracking, like benzene.

‚ÄúIt‚Äôs disappointing,‚ÄĚ said Katherine Nadeau, the water and natural resources program director for Environmental Advocates of New York. ‚ÄúNew Yorkers have said repeatedly they don‚Äôt want their drinking water exposed to toxic chemicals.‚ÄĚ

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


California to require solar panels on all new homes

California to require solar panels on all new homesCalifornia became the first state to require all new homes to be built with solar panels...

Wholesale energy prices dip below zero because of California’s solar power

Solar power in CaliforniaSolar power shines bright in California, and wholesale energy prices prove it. Last winter and early...

Oil industry falls out of love with Trump

Oil and Gas fall out of love with TrumpThe oil and gas industry’s relationship with President Donald Trump is cooling off. The administration’s 25 percent...

Nuclear reactor at Indian Point plant in N.Y. shut down again after leak found

Indian Point reactor leakOne of two reactor units at a nuclear power plant near New York City has been...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!