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The latest in the fight against the contamination of our air and water from hydraulic fracturing, a controversial method of drilling for natural gas, came out of the State of New York. On December 12, 2010, New York’s Governor issued an Executive Order banning new permits for high volume, horizontal hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.
A step in the right direction, right? Or is there something so fundamentally wrong with the law that you would laugh if the lives of community members were not at stake? Read the rest of this entry »