Fracking Hearing Put Off Over Higher Crowd Estimates

Law360, New York (August 11, 2010, 4:41 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has postponed a public hearing in upstate New York on hydraulic fracturing that was scheduled for Aug. 12, following reports that crowds would be more than four times greater than originally expected.

The EPA said Tuesday that it had decided to cancel the meeting, which was supposed to be held in Syracuse, N.Y., because of concerns by Onondaga County that it could not arrange the necessary security for expected protests outside.

The meeting was to take up the EPA's study of...
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