The state Department of Environmental Conservation has officially banned hydrofracking in New York State.

The DEC issued its formal Findings Statement today, completing the state's seven-year review of fracking.

Commissioner Joe Martens says the study found high-volume hydraulic fracturing poses significant adverse impacts to air, land and water and natural resources and potential significant public health impacts that cannot be mitigated.

Martens says the decision is consistent with DEC’s mission to conserve, improve and protect our state’s natural resources, and to enhance the health, safety and welfare of the people of the state.

You can read the full statement on the DEC's website.