New York is a bellwether state for fracking nationally, and is the first shale state to take such bold action against fracking. This decision has implications for other states considering fracking like Maryland, Pennsylvania, California and others.
People across America are talking about the effect hydraulic fracturing (often called "fracking") is having on our food, water and health. But even if you don't have time to read all the reports and articles, you are probably curious about fracking, and why people are concerned.
It's not often that chefs get political, but the issue of fracking has caused such luminaries as Mario Batali, Elizabeth Faulkner, Chris Santos, and Michael Laiskonis to write to Governor Cuomo, urging him not to allow fracking in New York State.