The New York Assembly voted for a temporary moratorium on natural gas drilling using hydraulic fracturing with horizontal drilling. The Senate has already passed a similar bill. The Independent Oil and Gas Association of New York is asking Governor David Paterson to veto the bill.
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If you go to The New York Times, click on Business and then click on Energy, you can see the country’s energy future unfold. Gone are the promised green jobs from the Obama administration. Wind energy companies are losing contracts. Solar panel manufacturing plants are closing. The Obama White House has given up on climate change “cap and trade” legislation and is facing a new Congress with members ready to reign in the EPA.
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The New York Times compares the cultural differences among supporters of natural gas drilling and the opponents. In Louisiana, residents overwhelmingly support the gas industry despite several incidents while Pennsylvania is divided over whether or not costs to the environment and drinking water are worth the monies paid to state and local governments and residents for gas drilling rights.
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