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It’s Official: New York State Bans Fracking

Riverkeeper: DEC’s Fracking Ban is Watershed Moment

Official fracking ban a watershed moment for New York

For Immediate Release June 29,2015 Contact: Cliff Weathers, Communications Director 914-478-4501, Ext 239 Riverkeeper: DEC’s groundbreaking Findings Statement on fracking represents a watershed moment in the protection of New York’s communities and natural resources OSSINING, N.Y. – The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) released its widely anticipated Findings Statement on June 29, 2015, officially instating the ban on high-volume hydraulic fracturing (fracking) that Governor Cuomo’s administration courageously announced back in December of 2014. The Findings Statement concludes: “Based on unavoidable adverse environmental impacts and uncertainty regarding the […] Learn More

What does the EPA study tell us about the impact of fracking on drinking water resources?

Jake Hays Director of the Environmental Health Program, PSE Healthy Energy Legal Associate, Riverkeeper Earlier this month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its long-awaited draft assessment on hydraulic fracturing and its potential impact on drinking water resources. For the first time, the EPA explicitly acknowledged that hydraulic fracturing (or fracking) and its related activities have been responsible for drinking water contamination on numerous occasions and by a variety of mechanisms. Despite how it has been presented in the media, the report was not designed to determine whether fracking […] Learn More

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