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Posted: Tuesday, April 30, 2013 12:30 am

Few showed at Monday’s public hearing on the City of Hudson’s proposed legislation to ban hydraulic fracturing, or hydrofracking.

Timothy Stalker, the Columbia County Planning Board’s chairman, notified Common Council President Donald Moore on March 20, that he and other board members had “no recommendation” on that draft law adopted by the council last February. In his letter, Stalker anticipated more leadership from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, but not before the agency fine-tuned its hydrofracking regulations. The Columbia County Planning Board, Stalker said, has not developed a policy toward the natural gas drilling practice.

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