August 4, 2010: Stunning 11th Hour Victory- NYS Gas Drilling Moratorium Passes Senate

August 4, 2010: Stunning 11th Hour Victory- NYS Gas Drilling Moratorium Passes Senate
Specifically, the measure (S.8129B) places a moratorium on new fracking permits in the Marcellus Shale and other similar formations until May 15, 2011, “to afford the state and its residents the opportunity to continue the review and analysis of the effects of hydraulic fracturing on water and air quality, environmental safety and public health.”  The bill passed on the senate floor at 12:30pm in a 48-9 vote.
Wes Gillingham, the Mountainkeeper  Program Director was in Albany on the Senate Floor lobbying for passage of the moratorium at that early hour this morning.  We are deeply proud of his efforts and those of our coalition friends, our members and all of you who worked so hard to get this historic bill passed.  COME BACK FOR BREAKING NEWS UPDATES ON THIS STORY

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