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With Lawmakers Gone, Cuomo Is Ready To Move On Fracking

Law360, New York (June 22, 2012, 5:43 PM EDT) -- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo wasted no time reigniting debate on high-volume hydraulic fracturing Friday, saying a landmark report on the controversial gas drilling method was imminent in comments that irked environmentalists and surprised some lawmakers who had just left Albany.

Less than 24 hours after lawmakers wrapped their legislative session, and as some were waking from their “final session hangovers,” as one person put it, the Democratic governor took to the airwaves to say a highly anticipated study by the state's Department of Environmental Conservation on the...
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