The state is admittedly in desperate financial shape. Nevertheless, I challenge the recent, it-won’t-happen-here declaration out of Albany, regarding natural gas hydrofracking: “We are going to do this safely.”
The costly dangers of hydrofracking already have been well documented.
Moreover, accidents happen, and always will, regardless of how stringent the High-Volume Hydraulic Fracturing Advisory Panel strives to make the rules. Just look at the disaster caused by the Yellowstone pipeline, let alone what befell the Gulf of Mexico.
Finally, what is good—or not good—for state wilderness areas, the New York City and Syracuse watersheds and underground municipal water sources should be good—or not good—for the rest of the state.