Monday, January 07, 2013

Fracking Declared Safe in New York State Report

¶ ALBANY — The state’s Health Department found in an analysis it prepared early last year that the much-debated drilling technology known as hydrofracking could be conducted safely in New York, according to a copy obtained by The New York Times from an expert who did not believe it should be kept secret.

The analysis and other health assessments have been closely guarded by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and his administration as the governor weighs whether to approve fracking. Mr. Cuomo, a Democrat, has long delayed making a decision, unnerved in part by strident opposition on his party’s left. _NYT
New York needs fracking in order to put its failing pension programs back in the black. Long suffering NY taxpayers could use a bit of economic support from the new industries which fracking would bring to the Empire State.
This is very good news. Contrary to green fears that fracking is a mortal danger to both humans and the environment, this report finds exactly the opposite, arguing that fracking “can be done safely within the regulatory system that the state has been developing for several years.” With the environmental concerns largely settled, the ground is now set for New York to claim its share of the energy revolution and the jobs and industry that come with it. _American Interest
We expect freelance propagandists such as Josh Fox, and Hollywood propagandists such as Matt Damon to play fast and loose with real world facts and realities. But for a respected politician such as Andrew M. Cuomo, governor of NY State, to conceal crucial information about an industry which could bring new prosperity to his state -- such dubious behaviour points toward an undue political influence on the part of green activist groups, cronies, and other influential and highly partial individuals.



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