Thursday, November 12, 2009

Watchdog: New York State Regulation of Natural Gas Wells Has Been “Woefully Insufficient for Decades.”

The New York-based Toxics Targeting went through the Department of Environmental Conservation’s own database of hazardous substances spills over the past thirty years. They found 270 cases documenting fires, explosions, wastewater spills, well contamination and ecological damage related to gas drilling. Many of the cases remain unresolved. The findings are contrary to repeated government assurances that existing natural gas well regulations are sufficient to safeguard the environment and public health.
Instantly check for hidden environmental hazards before buying a home or property in New York State. Toxics Targeting's Free Internet Map identifies more than 270,000 abandoned landfills, industrial dumps, leaking tanks and other reported pollution threats.
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  1. I love Democracy Now! and Amy Goodman! She's the best!



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