Where we stand
The independent investigative journalism organization ProPublica took a look at where the drilling technique hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, stands in New York. This report was written by reporter Naveena Sadasivam.
THE LATEST IN FRACKING HEALTH STUDIES
For years, environmentalists and the gas drilling industry have been in a pitched battle over the health implications of hydrofracking. But to a great extent, the debate -- and the emerging lawsuits and the various proposed regulations in states -- has been hampered by a shortage of science. In 2011, when ProPublica first reported on health problems afflicting people living near gas-drilling operations, only a handful of health studies had been published. Three years later, the science is far from settled, but there is a growing body of research to consider.