The Independent Oil & Gas Association of New York is urging Gov. Andrew Cuomo to speed up the state's review of hydraulic fracturing while restarting the permitting process for such operations. "Nearly three years has gone by since the state essentially halted the permitting of natural gas drilling in the Southern Tier. During that time we have watched people, jobs, businesses and opportunity flee our state for Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia, where those economies are rebounding strongly as a result of increased natural gas development," said Brad Gill, the industry group's executive director.
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