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A New Yorker's Guide to Industrial Gas Drilling

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February 13, 2013 | In the News: ABC News

NY Health Chief: Longer Gas-Drilling Study Needed

New York state regulators wisely chose to delay a decision on fracking pending the completion of a complex environmental impact study. Health Commissioner Nirav Shah has explained that he and his team need more time to adequately examine the public health effects of fracking.

"We're glad to hear that they're not putting an artificial deadline on completion of the regulations, and giving the scientists time to do the science," said Earthjustice attorney Deborah Goldberg. "If they try to proceed without rules, we'll be suing them in court.”

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