by Katie Brown,
This week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) announced that New York will not allow hydraulic fracturing to occur within the state, based upon a newly released report by the state’s Department of Health (DOH), which claimed that there isn’t enough scientific evidence to ensure the process is safe. DOH “reviewed and evaluated relevant emerging scientific literature investigating the environmental health and community health dimensions of HVHF,” according to the report.
Most of that literature, however, has been either discredited or shown to have exceedingly faulty methodologies. Interestingly, when discussing just about every one of these dubious studies, DOH admits that they actually didn’t have any evidence to link hydraulic fracturing to health impacts.
We have a feeling more will come to light on the curious research that Governor Cuomo used to justify his fracking ban, but for the moment, let’s take a closer look at just a few of the studies reviewed by the New York State...