Expected Ban on Fracking in New York

New York is slated to join Vermont as the only other state positioned to prohibit hydraulic fracking. The order to ban fracking in New York is expected to be implemented early next year. After fierce controversy over the process of dumping chemicals into a well to extract oil, New York’s health commissioner Howard Zucker stated "The potential risks are too great, in fact not even fully known, and relying on the limited data presently available would be negligent on my part.”

Similar questions are being asked in Western Massachusetts where the economic benefit versus the environmental impact on farmland and health risks to individuals continues to be debated.

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