NY's Fracking Ban: Politics Under The Veil Of 'Science'

Law360, New York (December 19, 2014, 12:39 PM EST) -- On Dec. 17, 2014, New York's environmental review of high-volume hydraulic fracturing — a technology necessary to develop deep shale formations — came to a sudden end. Indeed, in an unexpected turn, Gov. Andrew Cuomo held true to his word that a decision would be made before the end of 2014. Six years, five months and 25 days after it began in 2008, with the expectation of being quickly concluded, it was ultimately determined that there were still too many unanswered questions to move forward. With that decision, the potential shale boom — and the hope for an economic stimulus in areas of upstate New York — ended as quickly as it started....

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