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Martens: Further delays possible in DEC drilling review
|After previously indicating his agency anticipated high-volume hydraulic fracturing to begin at some point next year, the state's top environmental regulator said Tuesday it's "hard to predict" whether that's going to happen.|
Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joseph Martens said an agency panel will need more time to come up with a new fee structure for gas drillers. The panel's state-level recommendations had initially been expected next month, but a procedural change will likely push them back.
When asked if hydrofracking will begin in 2012, Martens didn't make a prognostication.
"It is really hard to predict," Martens said. "We have a lot of work left to do."
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