Most Active Stories
- In projects big and small, Watertown’s downtown reviving – but some say city government lacks vision
- BP killing Cape Vincent Wind Farm
- Geddes town supervisor talks SAFE Act with Cuomo
- Growing plants from seed ensures getting what you paid for
- Senator Kirsten Gillibrand proposes new military sexual assault bill
More News From WRVO
Environmental Groups: Proposed Hydrofracking Rules Don't Protect Drinking Water
By Emma Jacobs
Syracuse, NY – The state Department of Environmental Conservation is working to prepare regulations on natural gas drilling in the state's Marcellus Shale.
The rules will cover the use of hydrofracking, the process of pumping water, sand and chemicals at high pressure into underground rock layers to break them up so natural gas can escape and be captured.
But WRVO's Innovation Trail reporter Emma Jacobs tells us that environmental groups say the rules don't go far enough to protect the state's drinking water.