Under Pressure, Cuomo Administration Punts On Fracking Rules

Law360, New York (October 1, 2012, 6:22 PM EDT) -- The advent of high-volume hydraulic fracturing in New York, once said by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to be imminent, was pushed off Monday at least until next year by an administration increasingly wary of potentially harmful health impacts, legal challenges and voter backlash.

The state's Department of Environmental Conservation, which recently tasked New York Health Commissioner Nirav Shah with studying the controversial method of natural gas drilling through the lens of public health, characterized the move as a simple acknowledgment that regulatory efforts wouldn't be complete in...
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