“EPA defers hearing on ‘fracking'” By Jerry Mazza (via Dandelion Salad)

Judith Enck, the EPA’s regional administrator in New York, claimed that Binghamton University had been agreed on as a site last month but all of a sudden decided to change the meeting’s location to a room, a room mind you, with no air conditioning, in the height of August’s dog days, for conceivably thousands of people.

Enck, with a flair for understatement said, “It is regretful that Binghamton University has put the EPA, and more importantly, thousands of people on both sides of the issue who had planned to attend this meeting, in this inconvenient and difficult position… Universities are places where civic participation should flourish, especially on a major environmental topic like hydraulic fracturing’s potential impact on drinking water.” For sure!

"EPA defers hearing on 'fracking'" By Jerry Mazza By Jerry Mazza Featured Writer Dandelion Salad www.jerrymazza.com August 13, 2010 The New York Times and Catskill Mountainkeeper have reported that the EPA’s last hearing on fracking, held in Canonsburg, Pa. in July drew over 1200 people without a hitch. Unfortunately, the follow-up, all-day hearing that had been scheduled for Thursday at the On Center Complex Convention Center in Syracuse was cancelled on Tuesday. This was after Onondaga Country … Read More

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