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Cuomo’s fracking health concern; Compulsory integration may be challenged


According to a post on grassroots website www.spectraenergywatch.com/blog/?p=1779, that practice is also seen as an illegal taking. According to those involved with researching the Environmental Conservation Law, which was passed in 1963, the compulsory integration aspect of the law applies to “pools” of deposits, but there are no pools in the Marcellus Shale, because it is all rock.

The law was updated in 2005 but, according to researcher William C. Fischer, it was not updated regarding compulsory integration and the Marcellus Shale.

When and if Cuomo moves forward with allowing the issuance of drilling permits, a lawsuit may be brought by the Community Environmental Defense Council in Ithaca, which was founded by attorneys David and Helen Slottje.