The decision follows the release of the DEC’s 1,448-page report on hydraulic fracturing
New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Joe Martens announced today that hydraulic fracturing would be formally banned in the state of New York.

The announcement comes after seven years of study by the DEC and the release of their 1,448-page report, which was released prior to Martens’ remarks, reports Syracuse News.

New York’s decision to formally ban hydraulic fracturing makes it the first state with access to significan...

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