HERE is Cuomo’s plan for fracking in NY.
What Jessica said. Laws and regulations do not protect us from the new brute force hydraulic fracturing…
What Chip said… LINK
What TXsharon said: I’m not okay with creating zones of extraction where Americans are sacrificed because of where they live.
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Sharon Wilson is considered a leading citizen expert on the impacts of shale oil and gas extraction. She is the go-to person whether it’s top EPA officials from D.C., national and international news networks, or residents facing the shock of eminent domain and the devastating environmental effects of natural gas development in their backyards.
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In his comment (about four or five above this one, Lorne White is ccerrot in saying that the Niagara Falls, New York wastewater treatment plant crashed in the late 1970s when its carbon bed system, included to filter out the contaminants from nearby chemical corporations (i.e. Olin and Hooker along Buffalo Avenue, caved in not too long after they were installed. We then endured about four or five years of effluents from these industries and others discharging to the river without appropriate treatment while the city argued with the state and federal governments over who should pay for the repair of the carbon system. I would have to recover the logs from my old file boxes to recall the details of the settlement, but the carbon filtration system was eventually fixed.That does necessarily mean that the effluent that is run through them is free of contaminants upon discharge to the Niagara River. It also does not help us answer key questions like: What are the chemicals in this fracking wastewater so that they may be monitored at point of discharge and for any trace of them further down the river and in to Lake Ontario?, and what are their potential impacts on wildlife and a foodchain up to and including humans in the lower Great Lakes basin? Until those questions are adequately addressed, any plan to use this Niagara Falls wastewater facility as a dumping zone for chemically laced fracking wastes should be frozen.Doug Draper, publisher, Niagara At Large.