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11/30/2010 04:05 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

NY State Assembly Bans 'Fracking,' Controversial Natural Gas Drilling Method, In Temporary Moratorium

The New York State Assembly voted 93 to 43 Monday night to place a temporary moratorium on a controversial type of natural gas exploration that combines hydraulic fracturing with horizontal drilling. The goal is to give the state more time to address safety and environmental concerns.

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