"Environmental Group Sues NY Over Drilling Records"

"ALBANY, N.Y. — An environmental group is suing the Cuomo administration over public records pertaining to the state's communications with energy industry interests hoping to drill for shale gas in New York using hydraulic fracturing."

"The Washington, D.C.-based Environmental Working Group said Wednesday that it sued because the state Department of Environmental Conservation handed over fewer than 300 documents when it requested public records in March.

The group said the records were a 'paltry' amount compared to the number of public documents the agency's staff generated in discussions with gas-drilling representatives."

The Associated Press had the story September 19, 2012.

Source: AP, 09/20/2012