The New York Assembly voted for a temporary moratorium on natural gas drilling using hydraulic fracturing with horizontal drilling. The Senate has already passed a similar bill. The Independent Oil and Gas Association of New York is asking Governor David Paterson to veto the bill.
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Both sides of the raging battle over natural gas drilling in New York State agree that the state agency charged with protecting the environment and issuing drilling permits has been gutted so severely that it’s no longer capable of doing its job.
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A New York State Assemblyman, who has ties to the natural gas industry as an attorney for the Chemung County Industrial Development Agency (IDA), denies he played any role in securing valuable tax breaks for the Millennium Pipeline Company gas transmission line which has contributed to making the local property tax rates among the highest in the nation.
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