Updated 05/10/2012 04:27 PM
Horseheads considers fracking moratorium
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HORSEHEADS, N.Y. -- Hydrofracking has now come under fire in yet another Southern Tier municipality. The Town of Horseheads is considering a fracking moratorium, which would delay gas drilling in the town if it’s approved by New York State.
The town board talked about it at Wednesday’s meeting after residents pushed for a discussion on the topic.
Board members are now studying fracking moratoriums that have been approved in other areas.
The town must tell the county and bordering villages if they plan to move ahead with the moratorium, but officials insist they still have a lot more investigating to do.
"We're getting both sides of it. And we're going to study this. We're not just going to make a decision off the top of our head. I don't have any idea at this point how the board feels about it," said Albert Curren, Horseheads Town Deputy Supervisor.
Officials hope to vote on a moratorium sometime in June or July.