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New York environmentalists still fighting against drilling

By Bob Downing Published: February 19, 2012

From all indication, the New York Department of Environmental Conservation intends to release a finalized Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement this spring that could allow hydraulic fracturing or fracking as early as this summer.

But environmentalists are convinced that the state's plan is flawed.

There are "glaring gaps" that still need to be addressed, said Kate Hudson, Riverkeeper's watershed program director, a top clean-water advocate in New York State.

Th state agency and Gov. Cuomo are "again rushing ahead with fracking in New York State and this will inevitably mean a flawed final document," she said.

Her group and others are pushing for a fracking moratorium. They don't want New York to proceed with drilling until environmental issues have been resolved.

Click here to see the group's statement.



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