NEW YORK (December 17, 2014) – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo today announced the state will not move forward with high volume hydraulic fracturing.
A statement follows from Kate Sinding, Director of the Community Fracking Defense Project and Deputy Director of the New York Program at the Natural Resources Defense Council:
“Governor Cuomo has kept his promise to let only sound science—not pressure from powerful oil and gas companies—be his guide on fracking. Mounting scientific evidence points to serious health risks from fracking operations. New Yorkers have made it loud and clear that we want to keep this reckless industry at bay. With this announcement, the governor has listened—and he has demonstrating both courage and national leadership on this critical issue.”