New York State Final Fracking Review Released
A final review by New York State environmental regulators says fracking has the potential to be just too dangerous to be allowed in the state.
The Department of Environmental Conservation says the next step following the May 13 release of its Final Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement is the issuing, in 10 days, its legally binding findings statement that officially would put the ban on fracking in place.
The report released yesterday concludes there are “major uncertainties about potential significant adverse health and environmental impacts” associated with high-volume fracking.
Governor Andrew Cuomo announced in December an indefinite extension of the state ban on the controversial gas-extraction process, deferring to health and environmental officials on whether the ban should be permanent.
Fracking has been banned in the state since 2008 and the DEC and health officials have been taking public testimony over the past seven years.