Governor Andrew Cuomo wants state officials to fully understand what hydrofracking is, before the controversial form of natural gas extraction is approved in New York.
Sources tell NY1 the governor has expanded a review of the hydrofracking industry after a significant accident in Pennsylvania.
A blowout caused a creek to be polluted with chemically tainted water.
Homes in Bradford County were evacuated as a consequence.
A review by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will include an on-set inspection of the plant.
The findings will be used to evaluate the pros and cons of hydrofracking in New York.
Hydrofracking is a lucrative industry that involves pumping water and chemicals under the earth's surface to shake natural gas loose.
A moratorium is in effect for certain kinds of fracking until July, when a final report is expected to be released.