Hydrofracking deadline likely to be missed
Thursday, October 20, 2011 - 06:15 PM
WNYC has this from New York Public Radio Capital Bureau Chief Karen DeWitt:
A state advisory panel on hydrofracking in New York may not meet its initial November deadline to report on potential fees to charge gas drillers and impacts of the controversial process on the state.
Rob Moore, executive director of Environmental Advocates of New York and a member of the Cuomo administration's environmental department’s fracking advisory committee, said he’s been told to expect to attend meetings until the end of January, which could delay the initial November 1 timetable for the committee to report.
Moore said several other state agencies that need to provide input on how to structure potential fees for gas drillers and other impacts were not yet prepared to do so. A meeting that was planned for October 14 was cancelled.
“You have four of the five agencies involved in this that were clearly caught flat-footed,” Moore said.