LIVINGSTON COUNTY – Though Governor Cuomo says he will ban hydrofracking in New York State starting early in 2015, Avon and York continue to hold public hearings on proposed fracking moratoriums.
Though the state-level action would trump any local laws that could be passed as a result of this process, the town attorney for Avon and York, Jim Campbell, says that moratoriums will better prepare these towns in case of a change in the state’s policy on this issue in the future.
“I would advise both of these towns that we have come so far in doing the work, so it won’t hurt to put moratoriums in place,” said Campbell. “The state action we have seen does not address a few important issues, like policies on the storage of frack fluid. The proposed moratoriums address those issues and protect the towns so they will not be caught off guard.”
The Town of York says their hearing begins at 6 P.M. on Tuesday at the Town Hall, 2668 Main Street, York.
The Town of Avon says their hearing begins at 7 P.M. on Tuesday at the Town Hall, 23 Genesee Street, Avon.
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