Groups Applaud NY State Assembly for Passing a "Timeout" on Fracking for Natural Gas

Yesterday, the New York State Assembly voted to protect NY's watershed by passing legislation that puts a timeout on hydraulic fracturing for natural gas. By passing this bill, A.11443, the Assembly has taken a stand, and recognizes the potential hazards of fracking activities.

The bill suspends the issuance of permits to hydraulically fracture natural gas wells in New York State until May 15, 2011. 

For more info, check out this EarthJustice Press Release.