Et tu Rochester? Rochester, NY is the latest New York municipality to ban hydraulic fracturing. Their ban is for one year.
Seems Cuomo’s trial balloon to allow fracking (nowhere near Rochester) and the soon-to-be-released new drilling rules from the state DEC have scared some uninformed politicians, like those in Rochester, into acting rashly.
The Rochester City Council approved a moratorium on hydrofracking Tuesday night.
Hydrofracking is the controversial process which uses high pressured water to drill for natural gas.
The council says it wants to hold off on a ban until it knows more about the drilling process.
Brighton and Rush have also passed moratoria.
The hydrofracking moratorium is for one year.*
*WHAM-13 ABC (Jun 20, 2012) – Rochester City Council OKs Moratorium On Hydrofracking