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Toxics Targeting Fights Waterless Hydraulic Fracking


BINGHAMTON, N.Y. -- Toxics Targeting is fighting against waterless hydraulic fracking.

The environmental group released the Department of Environmental Conservation notice of incomplete applications for propane fracking. The group says Governor Andrew Cuomo banned fracking in New York, but allowed a loophole for waterless hydro fracking.

Toxics Targeting drafted a coalition letter with more than 1,000 signatures. They plan to ask the governor to include waterless hydraulic fracturing in the state's hydro fracking prohibition.

"Clearly this fracking technology, which uses highly flammable explosive propane, should be studied before it's even considered to be allowed to proceed in New York," said Toxics Targeting President Walter Hang.

Toxics Targeting is asking the governor for a comprehensive state environmental quality review before any permits are issued for waterless hydraulic fracking.