NY Fracking Ban DOA In Senate Despite Majority Support

Law360, New York (June 6, 2013, 8:18 PM EDT) -- Majority support in the New York legislature for a moratorium on new shale gas wells has not swayed key fracking supporters, who tell Law360 they will not allow for a vote in the state Senate, in hopes that Gov. Andrew Cuomo will move to expand permitting over the summer.

The inaction on a popular bill that would ban new drilling permits until May 2015 — and on a separate majority-backed measure that would treat fracking wastewater as potentially hazardous — has led environmentalists to vow to...
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