Cuomo Approves NY Fracking Ban

Following the release of a long-awaited study on the public health impacts of hydraulic fracturing in New York State, Governor Cuomo announced on December 17 that he would move to formally ban fracking. For months prior to the announcement, Cuomo had been under intense pressure to announce a ban on fracking from environmentalist protestors who… More »

Cuomo Fracking Decision Timeline Unclear

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s recent re-election won’t mean an expedited timeline on a decision about the future of fracking in the state. Despite recent indications that the fracking study key in his decision-making process would be released by the end of the year, Cuomo may be delaying the decision even further. From North Country… More »

Cuomo: Fracking Study Expected Before End of 2014

In a debate on October 22, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that he expects a report by the Department of Environmental Conservation and the Department of Health examining the potential health impacts of fracking to be released by the end of the year. Despite pushback from both environmentalists and mineral rights holders, Cuomo has… More »

Cuomo Accused of Altering Fracking Study

Capital New York released a report suggesting that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office “edited and delayed” a federal water study it commissioned from the U.S. Geological Survey in order to downplay the potential health and environmental risks of fracking. Capital points out the removal from an earlier draft of the report of a reference… More »