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.

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