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Dean Emeritus Richard Ottinger on reports that Gov. Cuomo may lift the hydrofracking ban in New York 0

Dean Emeritus Richard Ottinger on reports that Gov. Cuomo may lift the hydrofracking ban in New York

Richard Ottinger, founder of the Pace Law School Energy & Climate Center, is available to speak to the media about news that Gov. Andrew Cuomo may lift the moratorium on hydrofracking in New York State.

“Inadequately regulated hydrofracking in Pennsylvania has been a disaster. Water supplies have been contaminated with the carcinogenic and radioactive chemical additives pumped into the ground to lubricate and release natural gas – and the hydrofracking companies have refused to release full information on the chemicals being used claiming the need to protect their proprietary rights. There should be no proprietary rights to poison the public. Full disclosure and laws preventing contamination are essential….”

“If Governor Cuomo does indeed lift the current ban on hydrofracking in New York without first passing legislation to protect the public health and safety, as just reported in the press, he will be jeopardizing the health and safety of thousands of New Yorkers affected, according to studies that faculty and student studies at Pace Law School and the Hudson Riverkeeper have revealed.”

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