NEW YORK, NY — “The battle over high-volume hydraulic fracturing is being waged town-by-town across upstate New York.
From Buffalo to Albany, Syracuse to the Catskills, about 100 municipalities have enacted temporary moratoriums on the natural-gas extraction process known as fracking, while about 35 have banned the practice altogether. Meanwhile, nearly 60 towns and villages have passed resolutions in support of fracking or against the idea of a ban. Dozens of other communities are debating the issue now.
The race to sway towns comes as Gov. Andrew Cuomo considers allowing fracking in upstate communities that express support for it. A four-year-old state Department of Environmental Conservation review of fracking is continuing, and the Cuomo administration is expected to announce a decision before the end of the year.”
— Joseph De Avila, Wall Street Journal
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