SANFORD, NY — “Many feel that a green light in New York would soon lead regulators to open the Delaware River Basin – which provides drinking water for Philadelphians and millions of others – to fracking.
Hydraulic fracturing uses large amounts of water, sand and chemicals injected into a well to break apart shale deposits deep underground to release natural gas. Opposition to fracking raises the potential for water pollution.
The Cuomo administration also has suggested letting towns opt out of drilling. This sets the stage for residents to slug it out town-by-town.”