Did You Know?
December 22nd, 2014 - New York State became the first energy-rich state to ban the method of high-volume hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, used to extract natural gas found in underground shale formations. The ban came at about the same time that the Canadian provinces of Quebec and New Brunswick officials said they’d prevent shale gas development, too.
New York State Fracking MapsShale Gas Deposits in the Northeast
Each dot on the map below represents one natural gas well. Most existing wells were drilled using conventional drilling methods.