The letter, from Liz Krueger, Martin Malave Dilan, Thomas Duane and Kevin Parker to the DEC, is here.
Make no mistake, the DEC shared the regulations with the energy industry because Governor Cuomo wanted it that way.
We still don't know how much money Cuomo and his SuperPAC, the Committee To Save New York, have raked in from the gas and energy companies in order to get fracking legalized here in New York State because both Cuomo and the CSNY refuse to reveal their donor list.
But we do know that Cuomo took $2 million from overseas gambling interests through CSNY right before he put forth a plan for legalized casinos and "racinos" in the state as part of his state budget - a plan that would benefit those gambling interests/donors.
It's certainly not a stretch to speculate that the gas and energy companies paid off Cuomo to legalize fracking here in the state.
If Cuomo and the CSNY disagree with that, then they can reveal their donor list and prove me and everybody else who thinks they've been bribed by the frackers wrong.
But so far, they're operating under the cover of darkness.