Out of Sight, Out of Mind New York’s Failure to Track or Treat Fracking Waste (May, 2012)


New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo is contemplating whether to allow drilling for natural gas in the Marcellus and Utica Shales using high-volume hydraulic fracturing, or high-volume “fracking.” If this process is permitted, how New York requires drillers to handle, treat, and dispose of high-volume fracking’s toxic wastes will be among the administration’s greatest challenges.