NYLON – Governor Andrew Cuomo says New York’s ban on hydrofracking, or ‘fracking,’ a controversial natural gas drilling practice, is here to stay despite calls for the ban to be lifted.
According to news partner 13WHAM, a state environmental official says the state’s review on the issue evaluated impacts to air, water, public health and other areas, and the federal Environmental Protective Agency studied drinking water.
New York State Assemblyman Bill Nojay (R,C) and several business groups are calling on the governor to lift the ban.
York and Avon in Livingston County have been the recent epicenters of discussions on local moratoriums on fracking. The Avon Town Board unanimously passed their moratorium in January 2015. The York Town Board for a time considered a local green light for fracking in the zones of the map seen above. That local law has since been set aside. The state-level ban was announced on December 17, 2014.
NYLON is the New York Local Online News section of the GeneseeSun.com, dedicated to uniting communities outside of Livingston County.
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