For Immediate Release: May 13, 2015
New York’s Fracking Ban Released
Statement from Water & Natural Resources Associate Liz Moran
“New Yorkers asked Governor Cuomo to follow the science, and he did. Hundreds of thousands of people took time out of their personal lives, educated themselves on the danger of fracking, and engaged with their government in a way we haven’t seen in years. This is a really proud moment for every one of them because protecting public health triumphed over industry pressure.
There are thousands of pages of fine detail to sort through, and we know much work remains, like banning other states’ fracking waste from being dumped inside our borders. This is an enormous victory for Upstate and all New Yorkers, and it gives hope to citizens across the country fighting back against a deep-pocketed industry!”