NY Law Back Door Way to Stop Widespread Shale Drilling?

Back door signSome days it’s just plain hard to live in New York State. We have so many stoners in our Assembly and Senate, so-called representatives (like Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo of Endicott) that force their will on the people rather than do the people’s bidding, it feels like New York is an outpost in North Korea or Putin’s Stalinist Russia instead of one of 50 free states in North America. Our latest reason for depression is a quick-get-it-passed-before-anyone-notices bill that all but ensures even if Andrew Cuomo approves shale drilling/fracking today, it will now be unlikely to produce any serious drilling programs. The misnamed and innocent-sounding “Community Risk and Resiliency Act” was signed into law by Cuomo last week. What’s that? Never heard of it? Neither had we. Here’s the gory details…

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