New York State First to Ban Fracking

Environment News Service: A statewide ban on high-volume hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, was made official across New York State on Monday, nearly a year after communities won the right to ban oil and gas development locally. This action concluded New York Department of Environmental Conservation`s comprehensive, seven-year review and officially prohibits fracking anywhere in the state. Joe Martens, head of the Department of Environmental Conservation, DEC, said in a statement, "After years of exhaustive research......

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