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State Sen. Jen Metzger introduces bill to ban fracking permanently in NY

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The Daily Freeman

Ulster County Legislator Dr. Kathy Nolan, a member of the steering committees of both Concerned Health Professionals of New York and the New York chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility, said much has been done in the past but permanency is needed.

“New York state’s Departments of Health and Environmental Conservation had concluded that the significant adverse public health and environmental impacts from high-volume hydraulic fracturing could not be adequately avoided or minimized,” Nolan said. “Over the past five years, hundreds of public health and environmental studies have confirmed these conclusions and added specific details to our understanding of the harmful health impacts of the toxic emissions that result from drilling and fracking.”

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