August 8, 2012

Cuomo to use Broome County as fracking laboratory?

We're still in the "here's what might possibly be coming" phase, but Tom Wilber is usually reasonably cautious. Here's what he hears might be Governor Cuomo's plan to start Marcellus Shale fracking in New York State:

Timing and location: Permitting could begin later this year - pending some legislative unknowns that I will discuss in a minute. As previously reported, a ramp-up phase of 50 wells or less for the first year would begin in Broome County and adjoining counties along the Pennsylvania border, which overlie some of the richest parts of the Marcellus Shale. The first wells would likely be cited in areas closest to the Millennium Pipeline.

There's far far more there on the details of the permits and a wide wide variety of unresolved issues - many of which will require legislative action.

Update: More on assorted speculations here.

Posted by simon at August 8, 2012 2:28 PM in
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