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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

EPA Hearings are Postponed

It's very hard to tell exactly WHY the hearings have been postponed, but there are a few facts: one is that the number of people expected had sharply risen from 1,000 to over 5,000; another is that Binghamton University raised their price from $6,000 to $40,000; and another is that anti-fracking protesters were expected to turn out in huge numbers. I have seen reports that there has been intense pressure from the gas and oil industry to prevent the hearings.

In any case, at this point they are estimating that the New York EPA hearing will take place in September.

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