Posts tagged with 'Ban Fracking'

New Yorkers Turn Their Backs on Progress with Fracking Ban

In December of 2014, New York State (NYS) Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a statewide ban on hydraulic fracturing (fracking), following a presentation made by the state’s health commissioner Howard Zucker, who is quoted by the Syracuse News as stating “We don’t have the evidence to prove or disprove the health effects, but the cumulative concerns […]

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Your Clothes Are Fracked!

Petrochemical products–materials derived from the processing of petroleum oils and gases–are so abundant in modern life that they often go unnoticed. This may explain embarrassing situations such as when protesters, clothed in materials and fibers derived from petroleum, claim that hydraulic fracturing (fracking) is unnecessary and should be banned—a situation that once prompted Alex Epstein […]

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Vermont’s Hypocritical Ban on Hydraulic Fracturing

On Wednesday May 16th, 2012 Governor Peter Shumlin signed H. 464 which outlawed hydraulic fracturing in his state. The governor failed to mention that he was banning a technology which would never have been utilized because Vermont has no oil and gas reserves. He claimed that “this is a job creator” and had his picture […]

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