Gallery: Flooding From Hurricane Irene Raises New Concerns About Fracki...

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New Yorkers were shocked when the state issued guidelines that would allow fracking near decrepit tunnels that supply drinking water to NYC, despite alarming research concerning the dangers of fracking and its devastating affects on the environment. But it looks like environmentalists may have yet another reason to be furious about the fracking debacle. In light of the recent devastation caused by Hurricane Irene in Upstate, New York, environmental groups and elected officials are calling for an update to floodplain maps in order to take into account the  flooding damage, which has now made fracking an even bigger environmental risk.

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