Citing new study, New York bans fracking statewide

In a victory for consumers and the environment, the administration of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will impose a statewide ban on the controversial technique known as hydraulic fracturing or "fracking" for gas.

Reuters quotes state health commissioner Howard Zucker: "The potential risks are too great, in fact not even fully known, and relying on the limited data presently available would be negligent on my part."

New York will become the second state to ban fracking, joining Vermont.

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