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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (credit: Getty Images)

Gov. Andrew Cuomo Bans Fracking In New York Over Health Concerns

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration prohibited fracking in New York Wednesday citing unresolved health issues and dubious economic benefits of the widely used gas-drilling technique.

12/17/2014

Activists rallied against fracking on land and on the water outside of Chelsea Piers on Saturday. (Credit CBS 2)

Activists Rally Against ‘Hydro Fracking’ Outside Of Chelsea Piers

A method of pulling natural gas from deep underground has faced increased scrutiny in New York State.

10/19/2013

Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Environmentalists Protest Against Hydrofracking Outside Gov. Cuomo’s Office

About two dozen protesters were outside Cuomo’s office calling on him to ban hydrofracking. The process uses water and chemicals to extract natural gas from the earth.

08/13/2011