September 20, 2014

NYS DEC Continues to Shut the Public Out of Fracking Review

Refuses to Release Scientific Reports that Proposed HVHF Regulations are Premised Upon

As the DEC  and Governor Cuomo contemplate their next step in the ongoing sham of a fracking review process, the DEC continues to refuse to release the scientific reports that the proposed high volume horizontal fracking regulations are required to be premised upon.

Under New York law, the DEC must release within thirty days after being asked all scientific studies that are used as the basis for a proposed rule. On this past January 11th, we requested copies of all reports that formed the basis for the proposed fracking regulations. The DEC had until today, February 11th, to respond, and has failed to.

Today CEDC sent a letter to the DEC demanding that the records be made available immediately and put the DEC on notice that if it fails to respond that we will bring a suit to compel production of the reports and to stop the proposed regulations from being enacted.

CLICK HERE to download the Community Environmental Defense Council letter to the DEC.