“If the proposal goes through, Propublica reports that “the state would allow drilling near aqueducts but would require a site-specific environmental review for any application to drill within 1,000 feet of the water supply infrastructure.” In other words, all that would stand between legal drilling within hundreds of feet of crucial water supply tunnels would be a state environmental review.”
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“The New York State Assembly on Monday passed a one-year moratorium on hydraulic fracturing, a method of natural gas drilling already under a temporary ban in the state due to concerns that it might pollute drinking water.
The moratorium on new drilling permits would run through June 1, 2012, replacing the current ban set to expire later this summer, when state environmental officials are expected to release a report on potential hazards of “hydrofracking.”
The measure must also pass the Republican-controlled state Senate to become law.”