New York Governor Says Decision on Hydraulic Fracturing Moratorium Will Come Before 2014 Election

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo recently stated that he would make a decision on whether to lift the state moratorium on hydraulic fracturing before the 2014 election.  Cuomo said that the results of a review of potential health effects from hydraulic fracturing by the state health commissioner, Dr. Nivah Shah, should be ready within several weeks.  “I expected it to be concluded already,” Cuomo said. “It’s not in the distant future.  But it’s not done yet.”