Behind New York’s fracking ban

US News and World Report: New York is set to become the second state in the nation to ban fracking. Hundreds of studies have linked the controversial oil and gas extraction process – and the chemicals leaked from fracking sites – to air and water contamination, as well as a host of health issues, from headaches and nosebleeds to asthma, neurological disorders and potential cancers. Energy companies and trade groups have vigorously criticized many of the studies. Yet Gov. Andrew Cuomo, in deciding to formalize the Empire......

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