Fracking Moratoriums Likely DOA In NY Senate, Cuomo Says

Law360, New York (March 11, 2013, 4:13 PM EDT) -- A legislative push to block permits for high-volume hydraulic fracturing gas wells until mid-2015 is going nowhere fast, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday, predicting bills that would extend state's current, de facto moratorium would die in the state Senate.

The Democratic governor, who has sought in recent months to push forward with a fracking expansion despite fierce opposition from environmentalists, made the comments at a news conference when asked if he would sign a measure like the one that overwhelmingly passed the New York...
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