Upstate New York Towns that Ban Fracking

  |  April 30, 2012

Some Upstater readers have written to ask about hydrofracking. They worry about how it might affect the upstate New York real estate market, and that if they invest in a new home, they might someday lose the ground beneath it or have their water supply adversely affected.

So this entry on the Watershed Post should help those folks figure out where the safe (or perhaps safer) bets are within the Marcellus Shale foundation in New York State. It reveals which towns in upstate New York have taken it upon themselves to ban hydrofracking, including the latest, Bethel. About 100 towns have either banned fracking or enacted ordinances to delay it.

Here’s an interactive map, so you can see if there’s any legislation in your own town.

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