State Environmental Quality Control Act (SEQR)-
SEQR requires the sponsoring or approving governmental body to identify and mitigate significant environmental impacts of the activity that it is proposing or permitting. See
State and Local Regulation of Oil and Gas Exploration and Production
An anthology of articles. See "Drilling,Casing and Protection of Groundwater" by Eric Scott which asserts "The state with the most disappointingly sparse regulation is New York."
Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the Oil, Gas and Solution Mining Regulatory Program
The 1992 document that considers the environmental impact of gas extraction in New York State
Environmental Conservation Law Article 23
Overview of New York's New Water Permitting Rules
Nov 28, 2012 article by Rachel Treichler in New York Water Law gives a detailed overview of the new water withdrawal regulations released on Nov 21, 2012.
Hydrofracking in New York: A Brief Overview
By James A. Muscato II and Elizabeth M. Morss, October 13, 2011
EXECUTIVE ORDER No. 41: REQUIRING FURTHER ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW
Governor Paterson's Executive Order 41 which suspends high-volume hydraulic fracturing pending the completion of a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement. December 2010.
MEMORANDUM filed with Senate Bill Number 8169-A entitled: An Act to amend the environmental conservation law in relation to statewide spacing for oil and gas wells.
Governor Paterson orders the DEC to update the SEQRA Generic Environmental Impact Statement applicable to oil and gas drilling.
The notorious 2008 DEC-backed bill that paved the way for high-volume fracking in NYS - and prompted then-Governor Paterson to order an SGEIS.
Memorandum filed with Senate Bill Number 8169-A entitled: An Act to amend the environmental conservation law in relation to statewide spacing for oil and gas wells.
July, 2008 memorandum signed by Governor David A. Paterson...stating "While these benefits have the potential to be substantial, they can only be successfully realized with comprehensive environmental protections, a rigorous and vigilant regulatory regime to ensure environment compliance, and a process that ensures effective public input."
THE NYS SENATE DEBATES THE DEC'S WELL SPACING BILL
Transcript, June 17, 2008.
Well spacing and compulsory integration
The DEC description of the law that allows gas companies to take your gas, even if you oppose drilling.
IOGCC/EPA State Review of Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Waste Management Regulatory Programs
Sept, 1994 Findings covering topics such as rules and regulations, staffing, siting and permitting, brine wastes, other wastes, orphaned wells,