New York’s senate passed a 9 month moratorium on drilling in the Marcellus shale, and the house is not far behind.

The gas industry is hoisted on its own petard, because removal of federal controls has made it such that individual states are more likely to act on their own. I’d sure like to see New York require addition of tracers to all the fracking fluid. Again, if the process is safe, then the industry should be all for it.