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After dismissing drilling concerns, N.Y. orders analysis

New York officials are studying the relationship between shale drilling and earthquakes, despite past assurances that natural gas production poses no seismic risk. Department of Environmental Conservation chief Joe Martens told legislators earlier this week that the state had hired a university geologist to study whether drilling in New York's piece of the Marcellus Shale could trigger quakes.

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