ProPublica: NY Assembly Bans Hydrofracking

The New York state legislature refused to consider most major agenda items in Monday’s session, but they still gave their final approval to a bill that places a six-month ban on hydraulic fracturing while state and federal agencies review the practice.

The measure, which was approved by the state senate in August, was adopted by the assembly in a 93-43 vote. To become law, it must be signed by Gov. David Patterson before the end of the year . . . (more)

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