Frackers banned from New York for at least another year

Grist: Good news, New Yorkers. Your state has staved off the creepy advances of environment-trashing frackers for at least another year. While neighboring states have allowed oil and gas companies to frack freely in their Marcellus shale deposits, the Empire State declared a statewide moratorium in 2008, saying it needed time to study the impacts to water supplies and human health. The ban has attracted lawsuits from the energy industry, but fracking is so unpopular in New York that dozens of local governments......

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