New York state to lift fracking moratorium: report

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Posted: Jun 30, 2011 12:53 PM
New York state to lift fracking moratorium: report

NEW YORK (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)