It appears energy policy in New York state is now being guided by Yoko Ono. Gov. Cuomo has once again delayed a decision on whether or not to allow fracking in New York, a decision which garnered him a pat on the back from Yoko. Even the NY Times says politics, not science, is driving the decision:
Officials who have discussed the matter with the governor have said that
his hesitation is principally political, not scientific. Mr. Cuomo, a
Democrat, faces strident opposition on his party’s left, and activists
are continually protesting in Albany against fracking.
Last month the Times revealed a year-old report produced by the state which concluded fracking was safe for drinking water. The unpublished report was leaked to the paper by “an expert who did not believe it should be kept secret.”