Natural gas drilling in upstate New York has farmers divided. Some are eager for drilling to begin, hoping that development will help struggling farmers. Others fear that excessive water withdrawals; noise and truck traffic; toxic spills, radioactive waste and other wastewater treatment problems; drinking water contamination; earthquakes; and social strains brought on by transient workers could disrupt life as we know it in the Finger Lakes.
Information about the latest DEC document regarding hydrofracking regulations can be found here:
And comments can be submitted here, until January 11, 2012