ALBANY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — 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.
There was praise, not protest, outside the governor’s office on the East Side, following Cuomo’s announcement banning fracking in New York State, CBS2’s Steve Langford reported.
Cuomo’s ruling against fracking delighted environmentalists who’ve opposed the natural gas extraction technique that uses water, sand and chemicals to blast gas deposits from deep underground, Langford reported.
“This has been probably the most emotionally charged issue that I’ve ever experienced,” Cuomo said Wednesday.Comments