As NY Eyes Fracking, Foes Attack Economic Benefit Claims

Law360, New York (April 25, 2012, 3:08 PM EDT) -- As New York appears to inch toward allowing hydraulic fracturing, foes of the practice on Wednesday blasted industry studies that claim job creation and higher property values are happy byproducts of the oil and gas recovery method.

The comments came at a forum in Albany, N.Y., hosted by Queens Democratic Sen. Tony Avella to discuss what many believe to be an impending move by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state's Department of Environmental Conservation to allow hydraulic fracturing, or fracking — the process of injecting liquids...
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