ALBANY, N.Y. -- Health experts ask Governor Andrew Cuomo to ban hydrofracking in the state of New York on Thursday. The main concern of the speakers in Albany was air contamination.
representatives from the Environment New York and Policy Center,
fracking has the potential to release harmful gases and carcinogens
capable of causing respiratory problems. Speakers say we can afford to
wait until a safer process is developed to harvest New York's natural
"I am convinced that industry in New York could develop
ways where we wouldn't contaminate the air, we wouldn't contaminate the
water and we would not cause major threats to human health. But until
those methodologies and those technologies are in place, I strongly urge
Governor Cuomo to not allow fracking in New York State," said David
Carpenter, UAlbany School of Public Health Former Dean.
speaker said hydrofracking created 280 billion gallons of waste water
last year alone. The group says in order to completely understand
public health impacts, we need to measure the amount of pollution
For more information on the new report from Environment New York, visit www.environmentnewyork.org.
Full report at YNN: Fracking pollution report released