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Industry responds to "The Costs of Fracking" report
Following on from our summary of the "The Costs of Fracking" report released yesterday by Environment New York, Innovation Trail approached the Independent Oil and Gas Association of New York for comment:
Statement by Brad Gill, Independent Oil and Gas Association (IOGA) of New York Executive Director.
“This new report offers nothing new to the discussion about America’s energy future; it is just a rehash of the same overstated, long-resolved or patently false claims, using some deliberately vague and misleading words and phrases.
For example, this report cites the “drinking water contamination” in Dimock, Pa. In fact, the U.S. EPA has declared the water in Dimock to be safe – four separate times.
Responsible natural gas development is supported by President Obama and Governor Romney’s campaign because it can bring us closer to energy independence, improve our economy, create new jobs, and actually improve the environment.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg recently wrote: ‘The production of shale gas through fracking is the most significant development in the U.S. energy sector in generations.’ We agree.
New York needs an honest dialogue about good jobs and cleaner energy sources, not tired rhetoric and inaccurate claims.”