Lights Out on NY Fracking? Senate, Assembly Dems Push 2-Year Ban

lights out Is New York doomed when it comes to the issue of fracking? Maybe. In addition to Cuomo being the ditherer-in-chief and failing to lead on the issue of fracking, an important group of state senators—the Independent Democrat Conference (they share control of the Senate with Republicans)—yesterday proposed a two-year further delay in fracking. Previously the state Assembly, which is heavily Democrat and is led by the nefarious Sheldon Silver, has pushed legislation to kill fracking. Sliver is supposed to be make yet another announcement today (Wednesday) along those lines.

It all adds up to a huge mess and an ongoing hardship for New York landowners. The 77,000-member Joint Landowners Coalition of New York is none too happy about it and issued a blistering statement in response to the IDC yesterday…

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