In addition to people who’ve worked in the fracking industry, the state of New York might also let the general public weigh in on whether or not to allow fracking.
From the AP:
A coalition of 65 state lawmakers is asking New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to release the Department of Environmental Conservation’s review of potential health impacts of shale gas drilling for public comment before deciding whether to allow drilling to begin.
The group headed by Assemblywoman Barbara Lifton sent a letter to Cuomo on Tuesday. They said the Health Department’s evaluation of DEC’s “health impact analysis” should be transparent, but the public hasn’t been given any information about it. It’s expected to be complete within a few weeks.
Let the public comment? Bold.
One New Yorker isn’t waiting for the governor to solicit input. Her name is Yoko Ono.
I, for one, am astonished that Gov. Cuomo hasn’t met with this science expert. The ad will air in New York City, where the governor doesn’t live.
Which reminds me of one of the best tweets of all time.
Yoko Ono took a tour of gas drilling sites in PA to protest fracking.Suddenly she’s against breaking up rock groups.
— Josh Weinstein (@JElvisWeinstein) January 18, 2013