Wednesday, November 30, 2011

DEC Extends Fracking Comment Period

New Yorkers have an additional thirty days to prepare comments on high-volume horizontal hydraulic fracturing. At the outset of today’s DEC hearing in New York City – the fourth and final public hearing – a DEC spokesperson announced that the deadline for public comment has been extended an additional month, until January 11. The decision came in response to numerous requests from environmental groups and others who wanted more time to sort through the humongous 1500-page environmental impact study and the proposed rules.

Read the proposed regulations at
Submit comments:
By mail to Attn: dSGEIS Comments; New York State Department of Environmental Conservation; 625 Broadway; Albany, NY 12233-6510


  1. Very good. I will spread the word.


  2. Good. I'm glad that they're not doing this without taking serious consideration in it. I had a similar experience with oil field services working on roads where I live. They were very patient with us :)