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Source: WSYR Syracuse

Onondaga County committee votes for hydrofracking ban

Posted: January 14, 2010
Originally Published: January 13, 2010

Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – The Environmental Protection Committee of the Onondaga County Legislature voted unanimously Wednesday to ban hydrofracking on county land until all potential impacts of the process have been identified.

If adopted by the full legislature, the resolution would prevent hydrofracking, a form of natural gas drilling, on county-owned land until further studies are done. The resolution would also be sent to the State Department of Environmental Conservation urging them to address the potential health and environmental impacts of the process.

In addition to health and environmental questions, the resolution sites issues pertaining to the financial burden on taxpayers for monitoring and tracking the environmental effects of hydrofracking.

The resolution will now be sent to the full legislature.

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