NY Supreme Court Dismisses Challenges to Review Hydrofracking Risks

By Joe Gullo

Published 07/14 2014 03:47PM

Updated 07/14 2014 03:49PM

ALBANY, N.Y. - The New York Supreme Court dismissed challenges to review hydrofracking risks in the state.

A press release says the state's Supreme Court dismissed two lawsuits trying to force the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to terminate its environmental impact review of hydrofracking.

“The court’s decision to allow the state review of hydrofracking risks to continue is an important victory in our effort to ensure all New Yorkers have safe water to drink and a clean, healthy environment," New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said. "New Yorkers are rightly concerned about studies showing the environmental risks associated with hydrofracking. We should not allow hydrofracking to begin in New York until the Department of Health completes its analysis of its impact on public health."

The New York Supreme Court made the decision in a 5-2 vote on June 30.

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