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Ithaca Environmental Group Seeks Expansion of “Fracking” Ban

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An Ithaca-based anti-fracking group is calling on Governor Andrew Cuomo to close a loophole that could allow a form of fracking in New York.

Ithaca-based environmental advocacy group Toxics Targeting is calling for the ban on the use of “gelled propane” and liquefied petroleum to frack for natural gas.

The D.E.C. failed to include the use of those methods in the ban on fracking.

A group of landowners in Tioga County has applied for a permit to frack using the technology.

Opponents says while it will not pollute water supplies like hydrofracking can it is very dangerous as the gelled propane is flammable and explosive.

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