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 »

Burns, NY Delays Fracking Vote

The Burns, New York Town Board delayed a decision on a potential fracking ban after a councilmember raised questions about the presence of an outside attorney at the Town Board hearing on Thursday. Attorney David Slottje, who specializes in fracking issues, was in attendance and advised the Board to withhold comments during the public hearing…. More »

NY County Bans Fracking Waste

The Nassau County, NY Legislature unanimously passed a measure that bans fracking waste “from being used, sold, applied and imported into the county,” according to Newsday. The measure builds upon a previous ban on the disposal of fracking waste into sewage-treatment plants in the county. Violating the ban could mean a $25,000 penalty or 30… More »