Fracking ban the right economic, environmental and health decision

Three Cornell University experts comment on the announcement today by Governor Andrew Cuomo’s administration to ban hydraulic fracturing in New York state.   Susan Christopherson is a professor and chair of the City and Regional Planning at Cornell University and an economic geographer. Her research and teaching focuses on economic development and she has produced […]

Fracking flowback could pollute groundwater with heavy metals

MEDIA NOTE: Images and video are available at: ITHACA, N.Y. – The chemical makeup of wastewater generated by “hydrofracking” could cause the release of tiny particles in soils that often strongly bind heavy metals and pollutants, exacerbating the environmental risks during accidental spills, Cornell University researchers have found. Previous research has shown 10 to 40 […]

Do natural gas vehicles hurt or harm the environment? Cornell expert available

Anthony Ingraffea, professor in Cornell’s School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has studied fracking since 1982 and co-authored a study warning that extracting natural gas could do more to aggravate global warming than mining coal. He is available to comment on the new study by MIT and Stanford, published today in Science, that concludes switching […]