NY Gov. Cuomo Kills Prospects for Fracking

Breaking NewsThis is a very sad day for all New Yorkers. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has decided to not proceed with high volume hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in the state. MDN editor Jim Willis has just finished listening to a live announcement in which the State Dept. of Health Commissioner Howard Zucker embarrassed himself by admitting he relied on shoddy rumors and flawed studies–and even lack of studies–to draw the conclusion that fracking should not be allowed. Zucker repeatedly said “there’s not enough research” to convince him that fracking is safe for NY’s human population.

NY’s anti-drilling Commissioner of the Dept. of Environmental Conservation, Joe Martens, then said, essentially, “yep, good enough for me, no fracking” and that was that. Cuomo, acting like the buffoon that he is, then said he has no further role to play in the debate and it’s case closed. How sad and how tragic. The only recourse left is to vote Cuomo out of office, which won’t happen now for another four years. We who live in New York have just been royally screwed by our governor. No wonder this state is dead last in jobs, economy, and every other important measure. No wonder people are leaving the state in droves. We predict it’s a trend that will only accelerate with this decision.

More on NY’s decision tomorrow. This is just a quick note to alert you.

  • FrackDaddy

    Well this does not come as much of a surprise! When they made the home rule, that killed the chance of any company’s doing business in NY anyway!

    But i think this means my property value went up again!

  • ConCave

    Being a glass half full optimist – Maybe this opens a window of opportunity
    For Gas Frac to get their act together……..
    Hey, they can have the whole state!
    Time to bury the word Fracking since it has now been banned.
    Waterless LP Stimulation sounds much more palatable
    But I digress…
    What does this do to the “Pilot Program” allegedly about to commence in Southern Broome?

  • I’m not aware of a pilot program in Broome. I had heard rumors that might happen–but that’s toast now. As for waterless fracking–the mumbo jumbo horse crap I heard coming out of DOH Sec. Zucker’s mouth today would equally apply to waterless as well as water-based fracking. He blamed just about everything on fracking. Don’t look for LPG fracking to be the savior of NY. I wish it were that “easy”! But it’s not. These people simply have a thing against fossil fuels period.

  • Indeed, I’m jealous of my neighbors 15 miles to the south of where I sit–on the PA side of the border. 🙂

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