Wednesday, December 4, 2013

LNG Stations Proposed for New York

If you want to add your thoughts to New York's proposal to add liquefied natural gas stations throughout the state, you have until 5 p.m. Wednesday, December 4.

The state's Department of Environmental Conservation is in the midst of establishing rules for the fueling stations, which could serve large haulers bringing goods into and across New York.

Proponents of liquefied natural gas say the natural gas engines burn cleaner than diesel ones. New York is the only state that bans new construction of these fueling stations.
Critics say the entire process of producing the super-cooled gas is as problematic as using other fossil fuels. And critics worry the state's interest in building liquefied natural gas stations could be a sign toward allowing hydrofracking into the state.

To comment on the proposed rules, email here or write to:

Russ Brauksieck
Division of Environmental Remediation
625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-7020

(Syracuse Post Standard, 12/2/2013)

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