NY Sues US Over Fracking In Delaware River Basin

Law360, New York (May 31, 2011, 6:37 PM EDT) -- New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman sued the federal government Tuesday to force an environmental impact study of proposed natural gas drilling — including the controversial hydraulic fracking technique — in the Delaware River Basin, which includes the New York City watershed.

Schneiderman's suit, filed in New York federal court, targets the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Park Service, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of the Interior. The attorney general said he followed through on his...
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