New York’s 60-Year History of Fracking

One size fits allWhen it comes to hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking”, one size does not fit all with respect to regulation, and moratoriums. Most people caught up in the frenzy of opposing fracking, especially in New York, may not realize that there are thousands of wells drilled in New York State, right now, that are fracked every year, and have been going back for the past 60 years. And with no cases of groundwater contamination.

Wait, what? Fracking happens right now?! Yeah, that’s right. But it’s not the same kind of fracking that would be used to get shale gas.

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