Cuomo Calls Leaked Fracking Plan Info Premature

Law360, New York (June 14, 2012, 4:45 PM EDT) -- Amid a firestorm of reaction on both sides, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has addressed leaked details of a plan to begin high-volume hydraulic fracturing in five counties, calling them premature on Thursday but backing the notion that localities can ban the controversial gas drilling method.

The governor responded to questions from Talk 1300 AM, an Albany news radio station, one day after a New York Times report contained details leaked by state environmental regulators about a tentative, limited plan to ramp up fracking in the...
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