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By: Catie Leary on Aug. 13, 2010, 7:03 a.m.
Protester in Manhattan holds a 'Let them drink gas' sign

Photo: ZUMA Press

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'Let them drink gas'

A protester holds up a sign during a news conference and rally on the steps of city hall in Manhattan on Aug. 10, as public officials, residents and advocates urged a moratorium on gas drilling.

The New York state Senate passed a bill that suspends the issuance of new permits for the drilling of a well which utilizes hydraulic fracturing or fracking. The legislation is awaiting action by the assembly before it can be sent to the governor.