Dec May Let Towns Decide For Themselves If They Want To Allow Gas Drilling

04.27.12 | Sarah Harnisch

There are nearly a hundred towns across upstate New York that have banned hydraulic fracturing, the process used in extracting natural gas from the Marcellus Shale. On Thursday, the head of the D.E.C. signaled he may allow each town to decide for itself if they want to allow drilling inside their borders. Joe Martens said each town's land use rules would be considered.

If you want to see an interactive map of all the towns in upstate that have banned hydrofracking, check it out here.

Source: New Yorkers Against Fracking.