Time Warner Cable News | June 18, 2014 | Staff Report

STATEWIDE — Anti-hydrofracking legislation is making some headway in Albany.

On Tuesday, the Assembly voted in favor of a bill to extend the moratorium on hydrofracking. It would establish a three-year ban for additional studies on the hydraulic drilling process.

The current moratorium has been in place since 2008 when an environmental review was launched. According to members of anti-fracking groups, it’s just the move they have been waiting for.

“At the end of the day, this is the mainstream medical community that’s really taking up this issue very seriously and stepping up to the plate in a real big way and i think that’s the most important thing. At the end of the day, fracking hurts our health,” said Isaac Silberman, the organizer of Citizen Action of New York.

The bill will move to the Senate, but isn’t expected to be considered before the session ends on Thursday.


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