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Superstorm Sandy may have washed out election bump for 'fracking'

NEW YORK -- Pro-industry groups in the Empire State have been jubilant in the wake of this year's elections, claiming an endorsement of hydraulic fracturing for shale gas was evident in local and national results. But with Superstorm Sandy fallout related to climate change and energy infrastructure now acting as a wild card, political observers here are unsure whether the past few weeks have been good or bad for the drilling practice.

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