Cuomo to Ban Fracking in New York State, Citing Health Risks

Posted by Mike Confino, December 17, 2014

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Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s administration announced on Wednesday that it would ban hydraulic fracturing in New York State because of concerns over health risks, ending years of uncertainty over the controversial method of natural gas extraction.

State officials concluded that fracking, as the method is known, could contaminate the air and water and pose inestimable dangers to public health.

via Cuomo to Ban Fracking in New York State, Citing Health Risks – NYTimes.com.

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