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Hydrofracking

New York commissioned this methane groundwater study because Pennsylvania failed to.
Contamination ran the gamut from wastewater spills to methane gas contamination to and wells running dry, rendering the water undrinkable.
New York towns win some self-determination against oil companies.
The company building the pipeline, and its parent company, have a long and checkered safety record.
“Science, not emotion, will determine the outcome." Riiiiight.
t doesn't look like Governor Cuomo will be making moves to ban hydrofracking anytime soon, so Ono's made a new ad calling him out, and she's using late husband John Lennon to amplify her message.
How dare ANYONE delay man's divinely ordained destiny to wring every decayed fossil out of the Earth, drinking water be damned.
Fresh fruits and veggies aren't the only things New Yorkers might lose if Governor Cuomo lifts the current moratorium on fracking: your favorite microbrew might become a thing of the past, too.
"Economically, we need it desperately. But at the end of the day, if the scientists and geologists at the D.E.C. say 'this is not a good thing to do,' I'm not going to challenge it."
Governor Andrew Cuomo gave his State of the State today, vowing to make 2012 the year "we must transform our government to once again become the progressive capital of our nation."
The state has ordered gas companies to stop injecting "millions of gallons of brine and other waste liquids" into the ground near Youngstown until scientists can pinpoint what was going on.
"It takes away the industry's claim that there has never been a documented case of groundwater contamination because of fracking."
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