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ALBANY - For the second year in a row, a bill that would officially ban hydraulic fracturing for close to a year is working its way through the Legislature, but its fate in the Senate remains cloudy. On Monday, the Assembly overwhelmingly passed the bill, which would ban all new permits for hydrofracking until June 1, 2012. "The bill ... establishes this moratorium in order to give the state time to assess the risks revealed by existing data and to review the (state) Department of Environmental Conservation's in its forthcoming hydrofracking study," Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, D-Manhattan, said.