From Keith B. Hall : Louisiana Lawyer : Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann Law Firm:
The New York Department of Environmental Conservation announced today its release of a a lengthy Economic Assessment Report that evaluates the economic effects that would result from the use of hydraulic fracturing within New York. The DEC stated that its analysis “confirms that high-volume hydraulic fracturing activities could provide a substantial economic boost for the state in the areas of employment, wages and tax revenue for state and local governments.”
The information released by the DEC today included: its announcement; a two-page Fact Sheet that summarizes economic impacts of hydraulic fracturing; a two-page Fact Sheet that summarizes local and community impacts; and the full, approximately 250-pages-long Economic Assessment Report.
- Albany Study Shows Hydrofracking’s Risks and Rewards (nytimes.com)
- New York Extends Comment Period on Fracking (scientificamerican.com)
- Green Blog: New York State Outlines Fracking Rules(green.blogs.nytimes.com)