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Expected lawsuits don't follow NY fracking ban

Advocates on both sides of the years-long debate over natural-gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale had assumed it would be the courts -- not the governor -- that ultimately decided fracking's fate in the Empire State. So far, they've been wrong. Jon Campbell / Albany Bureau

7 years later, NY finalizes fracking review

ALBANY – The state Department of Environmental Conservation released a 2,000-page, seven-years-in-the-making report Wednesday that lays the groundwork for the state's promised ban of large-scale hydraulic fracturing.

DEC chief: Final fracking report is ‘literally at the printer’

New York is about to take its next step toward a ban on large-scale hydraulic fracturing.

A several-thousand-page document that will lay out the rationale for prohibiting fracking is “being printed as we speak,” state Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joseph Martens said Wednesday.

Fracking opponents want environmental review withdrawn

A coalition of groups opposed to hydraulic fracturing in New York held a news conference in Binghamton on Monday to call on the state to withdraw a six-years-in-the-making environmental review.

From the Press & Sun-Bulletin's Steven Howe:

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