Shale gas extraction by the unconventional process of high-volume, hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is a highly controversial topic in New York State. 

Nicole Manzo /// The Spectrum

The State University of NY (SUNY) and the University of Buffalo (UB) have now made surprise entrances into the fracking fracas. SUNY has signed a $22 million deal to buy natural gas extracted by fracking, and UB