A bill to ban hydrofracking was introduced a few weeks ago in the Senate:
Avella S4220 Prohibits the use of hydraulic fracturing in the extraction of oil and gas http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/S4220-2011
Co-sponsors: Krueger, Addabbo, Montgomery, Serrano
Now, Brooklyn Assemblyman William Colton has sponsored a “same as” bill in the Assembly:
Colton A7218 Prohibits the use of hydraulic fracturing in the extraction of oil and gas. http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/A7218-2011
Colton, a Democrat, is a member of the Assembly majority.