NY Fracking Plan May Boost Local Opposition to Gas Industry

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo A reported plan by New York State government to allow natural gas drilling in a handful of counties may represent an effective lifting of the state's moratorium on fracking but increases the chances that energy companies will run into local opposition, analysts said.The New York Times reported Wednesday that the administration of Governor Andrew Cuomo is working on the plan that would limit fracking for natural gas primarily to five counties along the Pennsylvania border and allow local communities to make their own decisions on whether it can take place within t...

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