For Immediate Release |  April 12 , 2011

Contact: Katie Kincaid | kincaid.nysenate@gmail.com646-784-0485

Senators Introduce Clean Water Legislative Package and Vow To Keep New York’s Water Safe & Clean

(Albany, NY) – As new information continues to surface on the dangers of horizontal hydraulic fracturing, particularly in relation to the wastewater produced during the hydrofracking process, Senators Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan), Ranking Member of the Environmental Protection Committee Tony Avella (D-Queens) and Joseph Addabbo (D-Queens) have introduced a package of bills that aim to keep New York’s water clean against the effects of hydrofracking.  First and foremost, the package calls for a ban on hydrofracking. While working towards this goal, the package installs a series of necessary, common sense measures that would implement stronger regulations and heightened scrutiny that will keep New Yorkers, and their water, safe.

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