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State bans fracking, citing health and environmental concerns

Gov. Cuomo said he would defer to experts on the decision. “I cannot support high-volume hydraulic fracturing in the great state of New York,” the state health commissioner, Dr. Howard Zucker, said at a meeting of Cuomo’s Cabinet in Albany.

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