DEC Continues to Shut the Public Out of Fracking Review
Refuses to Release Scientific Reports that Proposed HVHF Regulations are Premised Upon
As the DEC and Governor Cuomo contemplate their next step in the ongoing sham of a fracking review process, the DEC continues to refuse to release the scientific reports that the proposed high volume horizontal fracking regulations are required to be premised upon.
Under New York law, the DEC must release within thirty days after being asked all scientific studies that are used as the basis for a proposed rule. On this past January 11th, we requested copies of all reports that formed the basis for the proposed fracking regulations. The DEC had until today, February 11th, to respond, and has failed to.
Today CEDC sent a letter to the DEC demanding that the records be made available immediately and put the DEC on notice that if it fails to respond that we will bring a suit to compel production of the reports and to stop the proposed regulations from being enacted.
Read the letter here: CEDC Letter to DEC