Fracking Foes Demand Vote On Moratorium In NY

Law360, New York (May 22, 2013, 2:48 PM EDT) -- A broad coalition of New York anti-fracking voices pressured proponents of an expansion of the controversial method of gas drilling Wednesday by calling on the Republican-controlled state Senate to allow a bill that would impose a roughly two-year moratorium to come up for a vote.

The legislation, sponsored by Queens Democratic Sen. Tony Avella, would take any decision to expand fracking out of the hands of various New York State agencies by imposing a statewide block on the issuance of permits for the drilling of wells...
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