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No-fracking groups pan NY liquid natural gas plan

Oct 30, 2013 6:55 am
The Daily Freeman is reporting a coalition of groups dedicated to keeping New York’s five-year ban on fracking in place is demanding the Department of Environmental Conservation withdraw its proposed regulations for new liquefied natural gas facilities, citing safety concerns and other issues. New Yorkers Against Fracking has chartered buses to bring protesters to Albany, Wed., Oct. 30, for the DEC public hearing on the regulations, which would end a 40-year moratorium on new LNG storage and fueling facilities. Liquefied natural gas is increasingly being adopted as a cheaper, less polluting alternative to diesel fuel for long-haul trucking fleets. DEC is taking public comments on the proposed LNG regulations until Dec. 4. Read the full story in the Daily Freeman.