12 Apr '11, 3pm

#Gas drillers and their business allies are spending millions in lobbying and ads to end #fracking moratorium in NY.

Pro industry lobby groups are outspending those who oppose the use of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in New York State by 4 to 1, according to non-profit group Common Cause/NY. The use of hydraulic fracturing technology, also called hydro-fracturing or, more commonly, hydrofracking, to drill for natural gas in New York State remains highly controversial. Industry and some upstate landowners continue to press for permitting to use hydrofracking, particularly to unlock the natural gas found in the Marcellus Shale, citing job creation and the need for new energy sources, while environmental groups and others urge caution, pointing to potential risks to New York's water, air and natural resources. To assist the public in monitoring this difficult decision and how it is made, Common Cause/New York expanded its analysis of lobbying expenditures by those who seek to influen...

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