The DEC report on hydrofracking is 700 pages and hardly the kind of light reading most of you had in mind for the holiday weekend...But Governor Cuomo has quickly embraced the plan which would allow drilling in areas of upstate outside watersheds for Syracuse and the City of New York.....On the upside the economic development would create jobs and tax revenue as has happened in neighboring Pennsylvania...
The downside is environmentalists will fight it on grounds its a potentially dangerous process.
Everybody wants environmental protections, but you never know what to believe from these people....A patch of land thats wet is suddenly called a wetland and then its useless.....Cleanups of things that aren't threatening anyone while other blights and abandoned buildings go untouched.....
I just don't trust the declarations from the environmental establishment.
Leave a mound of dirt in a spot they don't like and they fine you...I have seen it happen.
So if the DEC says hydrofracking can begin, that certainly indicates only the most strident tree huggers oppose it.
the 700-plus pages