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New York's top environmental regulator hopes there's a decision regarding hydrofracking in the state soon. 

Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joseph Martens says he believes New York leaders will be able to make a determination on the controversial drilling practice by the end of February.

High-volume hydrofracking was first put on hold by the DEC in July of 2008, when its environmental review began. The debate over hydrofracking has reached a fever pitch in recent months.

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