Many communities in New York state have banded together to limit or delay unconventional natural gas drilling or related operations in their municipalities. Below is a map and list of areas where this is occurring. These are updated weekly by our New York affiliate, Karen Edelstein. Click on the images to zoom in or print them. If any of the maps look incorrect, please contact Karen: email@example.com. Archived maps can be found at the bottom of this page. For an interactive version of this same map, click here.
Municipal total: 57 bans, 104 moratoria, 92 movements for prohibitions (bans or moratoria).
2012: December 27 | December 20 | November 20 | November 8 | October 8 | September 19 | August 29 | August 14 | July 26 | July 13 | June 29 | June 14 | May 28 | May 20 | May 8 | Apr 27 | Apr 16 | Mar 29 | Mar 14 | Feb 29 | Feb 16 | Jan 16
Recently, numerous municipalities in New York State started passing resolutions indicating that they are open to high volume hydraulic fracturing. Here’s the most recent map, below, showing the towns over the Marcellus and Utica shale formations that have taken this step.