A six-month moratorium on natural-gas hydraulic fracturing passes New York's state legislature...

|By:, SA News Editor

A six-month moratorium on natural-gas hydraulic fracturing passes New York's state legislature and could put a halt to fracking operations on the state's part of the Marcellus Shale, one of the most active drilling regions. The industry decries the action as a "job-killer," though opponents say it's a good time for a time-out: "The gas isn't going anywhere." Natgas now -1.5% to $4.148.