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New York State Department of Environmental Conservation issues revised hydrofracking regulations

USA - November 30 2012 On November 29, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) released revised proposed regulations that would govern high volume hydraulic fracturing – “hydrofracking” – in the state of New York, together with the agency’s assessment of and response to the nearly 66,000 public comments received to date.

New York’s Governor Cuomo convenes Moreland Commission to investigate emergency preparedness of utilities following Hurricane Sandy

USA - November 21 2012 On October 29, 2012, Hurricane Sandy roared through the New York metropolitan area, causing widespread flooding, property damage and electric service outages.

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Governor Cuomo tells NYSDEC to consider Pennsylvania well blowout in horizontal drilling review, finish review by July 1

USA - May 31 2011 On May 27, 2011, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, through his Director of State Operations,transmitted a brief memorandum to Joseph Martens, Commissioner of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation ("NYSDEC"), stating, in sum and substance, that the NYSDEC should incorporate into its ongoing review of the potential environmental impacts of horizontal drilling in New York State some consideration of the recent natural gas well blowout in Bradford County, Pennsylvania, including recommending a site visit by NYSDEC personnel.