Friday, October 28, 2011
Syracuse Council Bans Fracking Gas Wells
But the gas industry says fracking is safe and the bans enacted in numerous communities are illegal because only the state has authority to regulate the industry.
The state Department of Environmental Conservation is expected to allow drilling and hydrofracking for gas in the lucrative Marcellus Shale formation of southern New York early next year when new regulations are in place. (Times Herald Record, AP, 10/25/2011)