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New York Senate Approves Drilling Suspension Measure

by Kenneth E. DuBose on August 5, 2010

New York’s senate approves a bill suspending drilling activity:

New York moved a step closer to a temporary state ban on drilling for natural gas from the Marcellus Shale that would delay plans by companies led by Chesapeake Energy, Bloomberg News reports. The state Senate approved a measure late Tuesday that would suspend drilling until May 15 in the New York portion of the Marcellus Shale formation pending further environmental studies. The moratorium passed 48-9. The Assembly has yet to take up the measure.

Full Article: New York Senate Approves Suspension Measure – Startelegram.com

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