From my fellow GAZPROM operatives, the intrepid Team Slottje. If your town is thinking about banning fracking under its zoning laws – just fracking do it. Simply put, the DEC’s proposed change in the SGEIS may just address one type of HVHF well – over 300,000 gallons. If “gallons” means water instead of “fluid” in the final draft, then HVHF fracking with a gelled propane (ie. Napalm) clusterfrack might be a loophole. (Not fracking likely, but we – The Bill, The Keith, The Sandra and The Lou – will watch for any wormholes the shale shills at the DMN might try to sneak in).
What happened on Wednesday is not an “extension of the moratorium” or “permanent” it is merely a proposed regulatory change for one type of well. Nothing less. Nothing more.
Be happy but be prepared.
Semper Vigilans, ya’ll.