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In N.Y., fracking advocates tire of wait

ALBANY, N.Y. — Born of the energy crisis of the 1970s, gas driller Lenape Resources flourished in western New York for more than three decades — until the revolutionary technology that sparked the nation’s shale gas boom brought the industry to a screeching halt in New York under a moratorium now in its sixth year.

Today, Lenape has just five employees, down from 100 in years past. ‘‘Those five — we’re trying to give them work in Pennsylvania,’’ said John Holko, the company’s president. ‘‘We’re not going to be here much longer.’’

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