New York state has decided to ban fracking, making shale off-limits all across the state. The New York fracking ban comes as experts deem that shale gas extraction carries unacceptable risks that haven't been sufficiently studied.
This controversial drilling technique has generated billions of dollars, reduced energy bills and fuel imports. But it's also brought concerns and sparked protests, over air quality, water pollution, earthquakes, property devaluation, heavy truck traffic and health impacts. New York has had a temporary fracking ban in place since the environmental review began in 2008.
By handing environmentalists a major victory, NY will prohibit fracking for natural gas because of what state regulators say are its unexplored health risks and dubious economic benefits.
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