New York state to lift fracking moratorium - NYT

Thu Jun 30, 2011 4:43pm GMT

NEW YORK, June 30 (Reuters) - The state of New York will lift its moratorium on the controversial natural gas extraction technique known as hydraulic fracturing, the New York Times reported on Thursday.

However a spokesman for Governor Andrew Cuomo called the New York Times report "premature and baseless speculation." (Reporting by Edith Honan and Joan Gralla; Editing by Daniel Trotta and Alden Bentley)

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