Grantee Weekly Grind: Update on Hydro-Fracking in New York

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Daniel Foster via flickr

In September, we wrote about how Conservation Alliance grantee Adirondack Mountain Club is working to protect Allegheny State Park from proposed hydro-fracking mining.

Yesterday, New York Gov. David Paterson signed an executive order halting the controversial natural gas drilling process until July 1, 2011, but it's only sort of good news.

via Treehugger:

Governor Paterson ordered a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, that will last until July. But it's only on certain kinds of drilling—horizontal wells as opposed to vertical wellsSo while a moratorium is better than nothing at all, it's certainly no guarantee of a well-protected environment.

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