Cuomo bans fracking in New York State!!

The Cuomo administration announced Wednesday that it would ban hydraulic fracturing in New York State, ending years of uncertainty by concluding that the controversial method of extracting gas from deep underground could contaminate the state’s air and water and pose inestimable public-health risks. [LINK]

So does this spell an end for LNG since they were somehow tied together?

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13 thoughts on “Cuomo bans fracking in New York State!!”

  1. LNG has nothing to do with fracking. Its detractors simply linked the two to raise emotional support and money.

    This does mean an end to any chance of new employment and economic recovery for upstate New York.

  2. Eddie, Prince Andrew is announcing the locations of his upstate economic recovery at 2:00PM today. His casino siting board is announcing the locations right now. They will create jobs, drive tourism and keep struggling businesses open. Sort of like our trolley and to boot neither of those initiatives cost any tax money.

  3. LNG was supposed to frack 17 miles South of Long Beach. Are those considered to be international waters? Are we still vunerable because those waters are not part of NYS? If someone could explain, that would be most helpful. Thank You

  4. Junior, LNG has nothing to do with fracking. LNG is a pipe connection to the gas pipeline that serves Long Island for tankers to dock and import/export gas. It would be a buoy 19 miles from here. There were concerns — but none even remotely related to fracking.

    The US is once again the world’s largest gas supplier, completely independent from the Mideast for their fuel. You can thank American technology for this achievement, which is a victory won over the “one-world” socialists.

  5. Junior, LNG has nothing to do with fracking. LNG is a pipe connection to the gas pipeline that serves Long Island for tankers to dock and import/export gas. It would be a buoy 19 miles from here. There were concerns — but none even remotely related to fracking.

    The US is once again the world’s largest gas supplier, completely independent from the Mideast for their fuel. You can thank American technology for this achievement, which is a victory won over the “one-worlders”.

  6. No It doesn’t. That is a news talking point. This can now make room for renewable energy that will create much more jobs and a lot less poison injected into our water supply.

  7. Eddie probably favors gas exploration because he is a engineer and deals in science and facts. Most other professions judge with emotion and hearsay. They wouldn’t let facts cloud an emotional issue. Sheep.

  8. That section of NYS, along the PA border, is an economic wasteland. It could have benefited from this greatly, as well as the relief for NY taxpayers from energy royalties. As was pointed about above, this has nothing to do with the offshore LNG plant – which has its own totally different set of environmental concerns for the oceanfront that have nothing to do with fracking. The state of PA will be the big winner here, those parcels of land in the shale formation right along the NYS border just skyrocketed in price – they will laterally frack into the formations across the NY border anyway and suck our gas reserves dry. But don’t worry NY, Cuomo is giving you new yogurt plants and casinos – that’s his vision of economic development. Maybe NY will get lucky and be able to buy some of that natural gas to generate electricity here, the entire northeast is dying due to lack of natural gas and gas pipeline distribution for electricity generation as coal plants as being closed, electricity rates for the northeast are skyrocketing.

  9. Let’s do what we can to stop our dependence on foreign oil. And if we can do it while helping the state’s economy lets really do it. Putting up more birdb decapitating windmills is not the answer. No more Americans to die for foreign oil. Frack.

  10. That “economic wasteland” along the NYS and PA border is part of the Delaware watershed.  Fracking has been banned in that area since 2010 with no expectations of lifting the ban. That alrea includes, but not limited to,  Wayne and Pike counties, where the large majority of the Marcellus shale in PA is located. The drilling companies pulled out of this are more than 2 years ago.  So although I would love for it to be true that the property values in that region of PA are going to skyrocket, as I own property in this effected area, it’s just not true.  The ban in NY will not effect the already exising ban in the Delaware watershed. BTW….that wasteland is beautiful country populated by some great people.  It’s a perfect weekend getaway during any season.  Within the next few weeks, the bald eagles will begin migrating to the area to lay. The sight of these birds flying above the Delaware River is spectacular!!  Check it out if you get a chance:  http://www.upperdelawarescenicbyway.org

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