New York regulators take steps toward allowing fracking for natural gas production

Michael Giberson

Today the New York Department of Environmental Conservation took a few steps toward permitting fracking of natural gas wells, a process necessary to produce natural gas from underground shale formations. Regulatory processes being as they are, it likely means fracking will remain off-limits in the state for some time.

News reports include favorable reactions from both industry-group Energy in Depth and an attorney at the Natural Resources Defense Council, which seems like a sure indication that something is wrong. 😉

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