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Lifton calls for further, public fracking review


ALBANY — State Assemblywoman Barbara Lifton, D-Ithaca, joined with 65 lawmakers to support putting hydrofracking’s health review on hold, so there can be public review and comment on the process.

Lifton called the Department of Health review "unacceptably inadequate.”

There are more than 22,000 signatories to a coalition letter which requests that the hydrofracking’s environment impact study get withdrawn due to “fundamental inadequacies, notably failure to safeguard public health,” according to a press release by the assemblywoman.