Vocal opponents and legislative obstacles to hydraulic fracturing in some areas are threatening the economic gains from shale gas, this article says. There is now a movement to block fracking in New Jersey, while New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has promised a long-awaited decision on fracking in his state by the 2014 election. Meanwhile, the federal government may move to regulate fracking even though states appear to be better equipped for this task, Jon Entine writes.

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