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Big Energy wins big in NY: Fracking ban vetoed. Thanks, David!

Profits vs. People

By Wenonah Hauter
Food & Water Watch

This weekend, despite the wishes of the New York State Legislature, New York Governor David Paterson vetoed legislation that would have put a moratorium on vertical and horizontal hydraulic drilling, a controversial practice known as fracking. Bowing to industry interests, the governor instead issued an executive order placing a weaker moratorium on horizontal fracking alone.

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