In Case You Missed It: Hydrofracking Moratorium Passed NYS Senate

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Big news from last week on an issue MYD’s Environmental Committee did some public education on, and dealt with in one of their 2009 policy papers. From the NYT’s Green Blog:

“This is the first action in the country to put the brakes on this type of drilling to give New York the time we need to assess the risks if we’re going to move forward responsibly,” said Katherine Nadeau, a program director with Environmental Advocates of New York.

New York City officials, who oppose drilling anywhere near the watersheds that supply drinking water to the city, welcomed the vote. Councilman James F. Gennaro, head of the City Council’s environmental protection committee, called it “a historic victory for all New Yorkers.”