As counties continue to struggle with mandates under the tax cap, we are concerned about a potential new mandate: fracking.
In Monday's budget testimony, the Commissioner of Environmental Conservation said there will be an impact on local governments, but insisted the costs could not be analyzed because we haven't yet had hydrofracking in New York.
Will counties be left holding the bag?
We call on the State to analyze the costs before drilling starts; counties need to know what we're getting into and how fracking will impact our budgets.
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New York State Association of Counties' mission is to represent, educate and advocate for member counties and the thousands of elected and appointed county officials who serve the public.
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