New York Becomes First State to Ban Fracking

Marcellus Shale PA A drill pad on the Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania,.
Image Credit: Doug Duncan, USGS

New York became the first state to ban hydraulic fracturing – better known as fracking – after Governor Andrew Cuomo banned the process last week. Fracking currently occurs in other states on the Marcellus Shale, a gas field that spans from New York to West Virginia.

Read more about the ban in USA Today.