Elmira/Corning Regional Airport

Horseheads Moratorium Update

Horseheads Considers Fracking Moratorium
Horseheads (WENY) -- At the Town Board meeting on Wednesday night, Town Attorney John Mustico said he has drafted a drilling moratorium, but there's not much progress. 

Mustico says they need to find a reason to have the moratorium. The Town Board can only control two things -- roads, to some extent, and zoning. So they've pushing the zoning issue to the front and sent it to planning board for their review.

The present zoning allows gas, oil and solution mining in agricultural hill zones and industrial zones with a thousand foot setback from any residential use.