Top Senate Democrats slam DEC on fracking regs release
July 5th, 2012

Top state Senate Democrats have called on the Department of Environmental Conservation to explain why it shared details about proposed regulations for hydrofracking with representatives of the national gas industry more than a month before the public.

The senators said the DEC’s action had given industry “an advantage in shaping the proposed regulations to its own benefit.”

The letter was signed by Sens. Liz Krueger, Martin Malave Dilan, Thomas K. Duane and Kevin Parker.

The Environmental Working Group obtained records through the Freedom of Information Law that showed regulators giving drilling companies’ exclusive, early access to the proposed policy.

Go here to read the full statement by the Senate Democrats:

2012-07-05 Letter to Martens Re Regs Release

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