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New York Will Ban Fracking

BREAKING: New York Will Ban Fracking

The state of New York is officially moving toward a fracking ban.

After presenting the findings of an exhaustive five-year study on the potential environmental, economic, and public health effects of fracking, state Department of Environmental Conservation commissioner Joseph Marten said he would issue a “legally binding findings statement” seeking prohibition of the controversial process.

Emily Atkin, ThinkProgress.Org

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JoAnn Chateau

JoAnn Chateau likes progressive politics and loves the canines. She writes fiction about an alpha Bichon named Chester, and his friends--with a dash of humor and a dab of poli-sci. JoAnn worked professionally in the Psychology and Information Science fields. Retired now, she enjoys the creative life.

2 Comments

  1. Jerry "Peacemaker"

    Wise decision on the part of New Yorkers. This provides a model for other states to emulate, then the negative health consequences of hydraulic fracturing will rightly begin to decrease.

    • JoAnn Chateau

      I certainly hope other states follow New York’s example.

      Some people are grateful to fracking for bringing the cost of gas down – but the hidden costs, the real costs, are very high when it comes to the health of people and the environment.

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