There is nothing in the proposed new fracking regulations to prohibit a fracker from drilling a shale well right in the middle of a New York State Park or right under it. The DEC’s fracking regulations only apply to state lands that are administered by The DEC Division of Fish, Wildlife and Marine Services under Section 52 (ie. lakes, etc.) and state lands administered by the DEC Division of Lands and Forests, under Section 190. There are no protections mentioned for state parks under under Section 560.4. Nor are there any protections for state parks in the last draft of the SGEIS. Meaning the bears and the hikers are fracked.
Warning to New York Parks: The frackers would rather frack you than hike you.
Methinks Teddy Roosevelt would be pissed. . .
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (NYS OPRHP) operates (as of 2004 according to Wilkepedia):
* 168 state parks
* 35 state historic sites
* 76 developed beaches
* 53 water recreational facilities
* 27 golf courses
* 39 full service cottages
* 818 cabins
* 8,355 campsites
* 18 nature centers
* 1,350 miles (2,172 km) of trails