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Protecting New York's waters from uncontrolled fracking

June 2012

Our hard-hitting, much-quoted report, "Inside Track," revealed that New York regulators gave the drilling industry exclusive access to draft drilling regulations weeks before they were made public, according to records obtained through New York's Freedom of Information Law.  Thomas Cluderay, EWG Assistant General Counsel, spoke at a rally at New York City Hall and  forum hosted by 7 members of the New York State Senate.   EWG's report helped reinvigorate the drilling reform movement in New York.  Gov. Andrew Cuomo postponed his decision on whether to open the state to shale gas drilling.

EWG has sued the Cuomo administration for more documents showing how the state drafted its plan to permit high volume hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling for shale gas.  

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