State Decision Blocks Drilling for Gas in Catskills
By MIREYA NAVARRO
Published: April 21, 2010
New York state environmental officials announced Friday that they would impose far stricter regulations for a new type of natural gas drilling in the state’s only two unfiltered water supplies, making it highly unlikely that any drilling will be done in the Catskills watershed that supplies drinking water to New York City.
The decision also applies to the smaller Skaneateles Lake watershed, which supplies drinking water to Syracuse and some other towns.