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NY Natural Gas Supporters: “No More Delays”

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted October 16, 2012

Here’s how the hometown Times Herald-Record reported on Monday’s pro-natural gas/pro-hydraulic fracturing rally in Albany, N.Y.:

"Fed up with waiting years for the economic shot in the arm they say fracking would bring to a jobs-needy state, about 1,000 supporters of drilling for natural gas descended on the state capital Monday to deliver a message to Gov. Andrew Cuomo: Lift the moratorium on fracking."

The newspaper noted evident frustration in the crowd over the state’s four-year study of natural gas development. The state’s Department of Environmental Conservation is preparing its own review of fracking and could miss a Nov. 29 deadline for issuing regulations – adding more time to an already lengthy process:

"If the deadline is missed, there must be a public hearing on the regulations and public comments must be considered. That would mean more delays in a process that already has generated eight public hearings and some 80,000 comments. That's why one of the loudest chants Monday was this: 'No more delays.'"

Here’s how it looked and sounded:

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mark Green joined API after a career in newspaper journalism, including 16 years as national editorial writer for The Oklahoman in the paper’s Washington bureau. Mark also was a reporter, copy editor and sports editor. He earned his journalism degree from the University of Oklahoma and master’s in journalism and public affairs from American University. He and his wife Pamela live in Occoquan, Va., where they enjoy their four grandchildren.