Watchdog: New York State Regulation of Natural Gas Wells Has Been "Woefully Insufficient for Decades."

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Democracy Now! (2009)





Democracy Now!

The New York-based Toxics Targeting went through the Department of Environmental Conservation’s own database of hazardous substances spills over the past thirty years.

They found 270 cases documenting fires, explosions, wastewater spills, well contamination and ecological damage related to gas drilling.


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Derrick Ek. "Gas drilling concerns aired at DEC hearing," Nov 19, 2009. Corning Leader

Ithaca environmental activist Walter Hang details a history of problems caused by the oil and gas industry in New York State.