CALLICOON, N.Y. — Environmental groups and farmers in Sullivan County have been in this debate over fracking for more than six years. Wednesday’s news came with some very mixed emotions.
“It’s a historic day for New York,” Catskill Mountain Keeper Ramsay Adams.
And a joyful one for members of the conservation group Catskill Mountain Keeper, after Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a ban on hydrofracking in New York Wednesday.
The DEC and the health department cited a lack of scientific research of its health impacts.
“It’s been a long hard fight but we knew that there was something fundamentally wrong with fracking,” said Adams..