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Contact: Dan Fitzsimmons, JLCNY, 607 775-5821

EPA Confirms NY Hydraulic Fracturing Ban Based on Politics - Not Science

BINGHAMTON – June 5, 2015 – The Joint Landowners Coalition of New York issued the following press release in response to the EPA’s groundbreaking Assessment of the Potential Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing for Oil and Gas on Drinking Water Resources:

Dan Fitzsimmons, President of the Joint Landowners Coalition of New York said:

“The EPA confirmed that hydraulic fracturing activities in the U.S. do not have widespread, systemic impacts on drinking water resources. Furthermore, the rigorous permit conditions set forth in the 2011 draft SGEIS addressed all of the remaining concerns contained in the EPA’s report. The EPA confirms what we have always known, that New York can safely regulate hydraulic fracturing while enjoying the economic benefits that are rejuvenating the nation. ”

“The EPA study demonstrates that Governor Cuomo’s decision was based on politics, not science. It is time for NY to move forward and reject the dubious science in Dr. Zucker’s DOH report.”

About The Joint Landowners Coalition of New York
The mission of The Joint Landowners Coalition of New York (JLCNY) is to foster, promote, advance and protect the common interest of the people as it pertains to natural gas development though education and best environmental practices. JLCNY gathers and provides factual, objective information about safe and responsible natural gas development to landowners and community members. ###

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