Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver said there's no reason to rush a decision on fracking before there's a better understanding of the effects of fracking on health and the environment.
While the bill passed the Assembly by a vote of 89-34, it is not expected to be taken up the senate before the legislative session ends this week.
New York has had a fracking moratorium in place since 2008.
Last November, Governor Andrew Cuomo said that he expected to make a decision about whether to allow fracking or not by this year's election.
A health review of the potential impacts of the drilling process is apparently still being worked on.
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