State Politics

New York Bans Hydraulic Fracturing

New York State Mulls Limited Fracking In Southern Tier

The ban comes in light of a report from the New York State Department of Health claiming there is insufficient information to understand the health risks.

On December 17, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s administration announced that the State of New York will ban hydraulic fracturing in response to conclusions presented in a report prepared by the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) and comments made by the Acting Health Commissioner and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) Commissioner.