LEWISBORO, N.Y. – State Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) called for a statewide one-year moratorium on hydraulic fracturing (hydrofracking) during a presentation he gave on the controversial subject at the Lewisboro Library Wednesday night.In Other Fracking News...
More than 70 people from the north county area packed the library to hear Ball speak on hydrofracking - the process of extracting natural gas from gas shale deposits, something that many say is detrimental to the environment.
Ball said a moratorium is needed because Governor Cuomo is not expected to allocate any funds to regulate fracking and gas drilling in next year’s executive budget proposal.
Binghamton New York has signed a FRACKING BAN into law...let the lawsuits begin. Every community in New York should be passing similar local legislation. If any one could email email@example.com some suggested language, would like to summit it to the Town of Fallsburg for SERIOUS CONSIDERATION.
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. -- With the stroke of his pen, Binghamton Mayor Matt Ryan made a two year ban on hydrofracking within the city limits official.Just a friendly reminder...though the comment period for the NYDEC SGEIS has been extended, January 12th will be here before you know it, SO PLEASE SUMMIT COMMENTS.
"We do it before any permits are given, so we have time to study it, so it doesn't come at us by surprise, that's why we did it," said Binghamton Mayor Matt Ryan.
After more than three hours of public comment Wednesday night, City Council voted six to one to approve the legislation, thrilling advocates of the new law.