One NY Town Plans to Frack Anyway, Looks for Way Around Cuomo Ban

A common misconception for those who live in New York–especially dunderheaded anti-drillers–is that “Cuomo banned all fracking” in the Empire State. Sorry you dolts, fracking has been going on in this state for more than 40 years–and continues to this very day. The kind of fracking Cuomo banned is water-based, high volume horizontal fracking. New York’s drillers have and continue to drill vertical wells and frack them using less than 75,000 gallons of water. Presumably if a driller wants to drill a horizontal shale well and use something other than water, they can do that as well. At least, that’s the theory–and it’s that theory that the Town of Windsor (in Broome County, NY) is using to develop a plan to allow drillers to develop new shale wells in the town…

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