NY Officials File Extension on Fracking Decision

New York officials need more time to put the final touches on a nearly completed study of hydraulic fracturing's effects.

The New York Department of Environmental Conservation announced it will seek a 90-day extension to wrap up the final touches on its plans for addressing hydraulic fracturing. A year after the last public hearing on the topic, the department was supposed to have finished outlining the next steps to be taken if the natural gas drilling process is to be allowed in the state, or to file an extension.

The extension may mean the state will not have finalized regulations for six more months. In 2008, the DEC began to study the impact of fracking on the environment. The beginning of the study also marked a beginning to a moratorium on harvesting shale gas through this method.

This week, a group in opposition to hydraulic fracturing in the state, Concerned Health Professionals of New York, launched a website to educate people interested in the issue about what the group contends are negative effects the process can have on the environment.

Included in the 90-day extension is a 30-day period in which members of the public are encouraged to submit comments.

Download Center

HTML - No Current Item Deck
  • Incident investigation guide

    Need some tips for conducting an incident investigation at work after there’s been an occupational injury or illness, or maybe even a near miss? This guide presents a comprehensive overview of methods of performing incident investigations to lead you through your next steps.

  • Steps to Conduct a JSA

    We've put together a comprehensive step-by-step guide to help you perform a job safety analysis (JSA), which includes a pre-built, JSA checklist and template, steps of a JSA, list of potential job hazards, and an overview of hazard control hierarchy.

  • Levels of a Risk Matrix

    Risk matrices come in many different shapes and sizes. Understanding the components of a risk matrix will allow you and your organization to manage risk effectively.

  • Free Safety Management Software Demo

    IndustrySafe Safety Management Software helps organizations to improve safety by providing a comprehensive toolset of software modules to help businesses identify trouble spots; reduce claims, lost days, OSHA fines; and more.

  • Industry Safe
Bulwark FR Quiz

OH&S Digital Edition

  • OHS Magazine Digital Edition - July August 2020

    July August 2020

    Featuring:

    • CONFINED SPACES
      Addressing Confined Spaces and Heat Stress Concerns
    • PROTECTIVE APPAREL
      Why Daily Wear FR Garments Make Sense No Matter the Season
    • HAND PROTECTION
      The Magic of New Technology
    • CHEMICAL SAFETY
      Why Effective Chemical Safety Training is More Important Than Ever
    View This Issue