12/24/2009

New York City officials say the state should prohibit natural-gas drilling -- particularly a process called hydraulic fracturing -- in its watershed. Fracking methods are "unacceptable threats to the unfiltered fresh water supply of 9 million New Yorkers," said Steven Lawitts, the city's top environmental official. New York Gov. David Paterson said he is vetting "all points of view."

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