Department of Environmental Conservation
At a rally at City Hall this afternoon, State Senator Tony Avella said that hydrofracking could ruin Governor Andrew Cuomo's presidential prospects.(1)
Two Augusts ago, City Councilman Jim Gennaro held a press conference outside his office in Queens and called for a yearlong moratorium on a natural gas drilling technique—formally called hydraulic fracturing—in the New York City watershed. Four members of the press attended, and it "barely moved the needle on the summer news meter."
On August 3, 2010, the New York State Senate approved a moratorium on the process.
Hard clams account for the largest harvest of shellfish, with 140,975 bushels collected in 2009. Then soft clams (111,205 bushels), oysters (20,400), bay scallops (18,675), conch (3,974), razor clams (994), mussells (270), and finally surf clams (71).