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June 30, 2015: Chancellor Merryl Tisch, Fracking ban, Business Council

Regents Chancellor Dr. Merryl Tisch explains the new testing disclosure requirements and education reforms included in the final legislative agreement, which passed last week.

The DEC released the final statement banning high volume hydraulic fracturing in New York. Anti-fracking advocates Roger Downs, the Conservation Director for the Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter, and Walter Hang, president of Toxics Targeting, discuss the legal framework for the fracking ban.

The Business Council’s President and CEO Heather Briccetti weighs the good and the bad of the session for business interests.

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