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December 03, 2016
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Cochecten anti-drilling petition

In response to a request by the town for a timetable on the regulations, Maas read a letter from Senator John Bonacic’s office stating the governor has made it clear he will not put pressure on the DEC to expedite the process.

Maas said, “We should trust them [DEC] to some degree to make it right and make it safe for everybody. I think they have been somewhat responsible by not rushing it, unlike in PA. Maybe they do have a good plan.”

“There are new technologies that are being developed day by day. I really believe it can be done safely. I truly believe that,” says Grosser.

Five hundred and fifty-seven residents seem to disagree. Maas is contemplating putting the issue on the agenda to discuss again next month.