Hydraulic Fracturing in the Spotlight

New York Times: Hydraulic fracturing -- that contentious part of the gas drilling process involving high-pressure injections of water, sand and chemicals deep underground -- took center stage on Tuesday with two forums in Washington and a decision by the New York State Legislature to ban the practice until more is known about its health and environmental impacts. As my colleague Mireya Navarro noted, the New York State Assembly voted on Monday to place a six-month moratorium on issuing new permits for gas drilling......

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