From the sounds of this, New York's hydrofracking industry may be in for some slowing down as the DEC imposes regulations designed to protect water supplies for all those downstaters....There has been a lot of pushing in Albany to halt the process for recovering natural gas by pumping chemically treated water into shale formations.
This may mean our City Council decision to continue to accept the by products of this process at the sewage treatment plant may wither as well. Council recently voted three to two to continue treating the water from the state's Southern Tier.
By making the testing of wells so expensive, the process may cease to be profitable.
DEC ruling is a big fracking deal