Volume 93 Issue 27 | p. 38 | Concentrates
Issue Date: July 6, 2015

New York Bans Fracking

Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: fracking, New York, natural gas, Marcellus shale, Maryland, policy

New York last week finalized its prohibition of hydraulic fracturing. Although drillers are extracting shale gas via fracking in neighboring Pennsylvania, New York has had a moratorium on the technique since 2010. The ban comes at the end of a seven-year review by the state Department of Environmental Conservation of the potential environmental and public health impacts of fracking. The report cites concerns about potential . . .

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