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Ban Fracking

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In 2015, NYS officially prohibits high-volume hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") in the state through regulation.


NYS conducted an extensive, seven-year review, which included an assessment of potential risks to public health and the environment, in order to make the decision. In August 2020, Governor Cuomo signed legislation regulating waste from oil or natural gas in New York as hazardous Waste. #DEC50