The decision on whether to allow fracking in New York seems to be yet again in limbo. Governor Cuomo’s Health Commissioner, Dr. Nirav Shah, said a month ago that he was still in the midst of a health review, requested by the governor’s environmental department last September, but that he expected to be done in a few weeks. But Dr. Shah, in his only public comments to date, seemed to contradict even that deadline.
“I anticipate that we will be done in the next few weeks,” Shah said on March 11. “There’s no real timetable.”