Fracking Decision Delayed As NY Anticipates Lawsuit Blitz

Law360, New York (September 10, 2012, 3:36 PM EDT) -- A delay in New York State's decision to allow high-volume hydraulic fracturing has to do with making sure a new gas drilling plan, once announced, can withstand the concomitant litigation boom that is sure to follow, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday.

The Democratic governor, who supports an expansion of the controversial gas drilling method in the Empire State, had said in June that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's work on a fracking plan “will be done shortly," leading to reports it was to...
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