Gallery: NY State May Allow Fracking Within 1,000 Feet of NYC’s Water S...

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It’s a shocking upset for environmental activists and all New Yorkers. A new set of proposed guidelines for fracking in New York State would allow drilling within 1,000 feet of underground tunnels that carry 1.2 billion gallons of water a day to NYC. Despite studies showing the devastating effects fracking has on the environment and the dangers it poses to the water supply, the state might approve the new rules within the coming months.

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