Final Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the Oil, Gas and Solution Mining Regulatory Program [New York]

New York Dept. of Environmental Conservation
http://www.dec.ny.gov/energy/75370.html  [site]
http://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/materials_minerals_pdf/fsgeis2015.pdf [vol. 1]
http://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/materials_minerals_pdf/fsgeis2015rtcfull.pdf [vol. 2]

[Rochester Democrat and Chronicle] Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration Wednesday released a years-in-the-making environmental review that lays the groundwork for prohibiting large-scale hydraulic fracturing for natural gas.

The state Department of Environmental Conservation released a final version of the roughly 2,000-page document, known as the Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement or SGEIS, just after 4 p.m.

Now, DEC Commissioner Joseph Martens must wait at least 10 days before issuing a legally binding “findings statement,” which he has said will formally put the state’s fracking ban into place.

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