With the looming deadline of Nov. 29 for finalizing regulations for fracking in New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday that the much-delayed decision on this contentious issue will be pushed into 2013.
The health impact review of shale gas drilling by national experts is what will make it impossible to meet the deadline. The Department of Environmental Conservation has been working on an environmental impact study and last week appointed a panel of three nationally recognized public health experts to review the state`s health impact study for fracking.
When asked yesterday at a press conference at the Javits Center in New York City, Cuomo said he doesn`t have a timeline for completion of the health review and fracking regulations, but he doesn`t expect it to be finished within the next week.
"This is a big decision for the state," Cuomo said. "It has potential economic benefits if the state goes forward with fracking, but we want to make ...