When you ask the bottom line question, how much of the New York Marcellus gas resource will be closed and how much will be opened by Governor Cuomo's announced policy, the answer is:
15% of the gas is off limits and 85% will be open to production.
Substantial protections will be in place for areas open to drilling.
They include setback requirements that range from 500 to 2,000 feet. No drilling in 100 year flood plains. Waste handling requirements. Waste water disposal requirements. Water withdrawal processes.