Friday, July 25, 2014 - 4:38:04 PM

Local News

Print Friendly | Bookmark and Share

NYS Assembly Passes Moratorium On Fracking

The New York State Assembly has passed a three-year moratorium on fracking. This as the state has had a de facto moratorium on the drilling process since 2008.
   
This bill would ban fracking until 2017.  The assembly passed a similar measure last year that would have halted fracking until 2015.  Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo voted in favor of the moratorium, saying she wants to have more information such as the state health study before deciding whether to move forward with fracking.  However, she admits she doesn't know when that information will be available.

"I have no indication of that at all. The Health Commissioner who had been looking into the matter as you know resigned recently. We have a new Health Commissioner who I have not met yet. It's unclear what the status of that review is at the moment," said Lupardo.

"We don't know if the Governor is going to allow this or not. I think the DEC (Department of Environmental Conservation) has had plenty of time to look at their regulations so it's basically a wait-and-see game," said Assemblyman Clifford Crouch (R-Guilford)

Crouch voted against the moratorium.  He said the bill was overreaching.


VIEW VIDEO

View Related Articles: NYS or comment on this one below.

blog comments powered by Disqus


Back Back

News system programming and website hosting by EFX internet  EFX internet


Additional Articles


Aaron Powell Guilty of Killing Estranged Wife and Her Friend VIEW VIDEO
A Broome County jury has found Aaron Powell guilty in the killing of his wife Christina Powell and her friend Mario Masciarelli in her home in the Town of Binghamton in March of 2013. The jury... more

Governor Cuomo Issues Wage Board VIEW VIDEO
Workers in the food service industry might see a significant pay raise in the future. Governor Cuomo is directing State Labor Commissioner, Peter Rivera to convene a wage board. The board will... more

Assemblywoman Lupardo Announces Candidacy for Sixth Term VIEW VIDEO
Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo announced her candidacy for a sixth term at the 123rd Assembly District's Representative this evening. Lupardo was first elected to the New York State Assembly in... more

Tri-Cities Opera Welcomes a New Director VIEW VIDEO
The Binghamton Tri-Cities Opera welcomes a new director!    Susan Ashbaker was  assigned to the position during a press conference this morning. She brings plenty of experience including working... more

Two Chenango Residents Arrested in their Home VIEW VIDEO
Two Chenango County residents are facing criminal charges after a deputy search at their home.   The Chenango County Sheriff's Office conducted a search at Neff Hill Road in the town of... more

Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce Hosts Social Media Seminar for Business Owners VIEW VIDEO
Social media can open new doors to businesses but what to do when they become trap doors?   In Johnson City today, social media and marketing representatives from SUNY Broome, Binghamton... more

Lourdes Hospital M.A.S.H. Camp VIEW VIDEO
Children planning on entering the medical field got a chance to scrub up and get some hands on experience.   A group of 8th and 9th grade students from Broome and Tioga counties spent the day... more

Click here for more local news...icon

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

 A News Story

If you are looking for a copy of a news story that we recently aired, simply click here to find out how.

Breaking News

Do you have a tip or information about a breaking news story? Contact the FOX 40 News Desk at 607.798.0070 or send us an email .




ADVERTISEMENT

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Stumble It More...