Anti-fracking order may resurface in Albany

“Some critics of the ban panned it as symbolic because Albany doesn’t sit atop Marcellus Shale rock formation most coveted by the gas industry.”

The Times-Union (Albany, NY) reports:

Albany’s short-lived ban on hydrofracking may soon rise from the dead.

On the heels of state court victory for anti-fracking advocates this week, Councilman Dominick Calsolaro is expected to announce Friday morning that he’ll reintroduce the city’s ban on gas drilling, which passed the Common Council but was vetoed by Mayor Jerry Jennings amid much kerfuffle in October.

“I’m planning on it,” Calsolaro said Wednesday of reintroducing his ordinance, the day after a state Supreme Court justice ruled that a Tompkins County town’s ban on the controversial drilling technique was not pre-empted by state law…

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