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Thu August 23, 2012
Hydrofracking

From the archive: DEC chief Joe Martens talks fracking

Will New York soon allow hydrofracking?

We still don't know when the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will release its final guidelines on fracking, but it's been reported that an announcement regarding the controversial gas drilling technique could be made shortly after Labor Day.

According to the New York Times and New York State Public Radio the state is looking at allowing a limited number of gas well permits in some Southern Tier counties.

Last December the Innovation Trail and New York NOW sat down with DEC commissioner, Joe Martens. We asked him your questions about fracking.

See his interview below, or watch the full show chronicling the four-year long fight over fracking:

Watch DEC's Martens on Hydrofracking on PBS. See more from New York NOW.