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State fracking rules to be delayed again

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Long-awaited regulations for shale gas drilling in New York state will be delayed further, because the state's health commissioner said today his office needs more time to study the possible health impacts. The Department of Environmental Conservation had faced a deadline Wednesday to complete its 4 1/2-year-old environmental impact study of drilling for gas using high-volume hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. DEC Commissioner Joe Martens said Tuesday that the deadline will be missed, meaning regulations due ...


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