Doctors Urge NY To Study Fracking's Health Impact

Law360, New York (October 6, 2011, 6:51 PM EDT) -- Hundreds of doctors and other health professionals sent New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo a letter Wednesday demanding the state account for the health effects of hydraulic fracturing under its recently proposed fracking rules.

The New York Department of Environmental Conservation rolled out proposed rules for fracking Sept. 28. The regulations are based on recommendations the agency issued in July in a 1,000-page environmental review of the extraction process, which energy companies want to use to drill for natural gas in the state’s portion of the Marcellus...
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