New York health officials say they will not recommend lifting the frac ban
The prospects of using hydraulic fracturing to produce natural gas from the highly productive Marcellus shale basin in the state of New York now seem completely dead. New York health officials released their findings on the practice of hydraulic well stimulation, saying they believe that the long term effects of fracing are either too harmful, or too inconclusive for them to recommend the practice.

A moratorium was enacted in 2008, delaying fracturing until a study o...

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