Published on Monday, October 06, 2014 by Common DreamsInternal government documents show how state officials may have tried “to mitigate any political complication” the research may have caused for Governor Andrew Cuomo’s gas drilling policies by Lauren McCauley, staff writer
The administration of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo altered and delayed the findings of a key federal fracking study commissioned by the state, according to a review of internal government documents published on Monday.
An original draft of the United States Geological Survey (USGS) study, obtained and reported on by the Albany newspaper Capital, reportedly contained descriptions of environmental and health risks posed by the shale gas drilling technique. However, following “extensive” email communication between the USGS representatives, study authors and state officials—also obtained in “heavily redacted form” through a Freedom of Information Act request—those details were either “played down or removed” from the final published report.
It’s a big scam folks, they want us dead!
Depopulation agenda right in front of your face!
Anastasia Pantsios, Ecowatch | A new study provided more ammunition for what public health experts and environmental activists have been saying since fracking became widespread in the last half decade: chemicals used in the natural gas drilling process can be hazardous to health.