TV News LIES

Sunday, Sep 21st

Last update03:07:25 AM GMT

You are here News Environment NY fracking held as Cuomo, RFK Jr. talk health

NY fracking held as Cuomo, RFK Jr. talk health

E-mail Print PDF

Cuomo and RFK, Jr.New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo came as close as he ever has to approving fracking last month, laying out a limited drilling plan for as many as 40 gas wells before changing course to await the findings of a new study after discussions with environmentalist and former brother-in-law Robert F. Kennedy Jr., several people familiar with his thinking told The Associated Press.

The turning point, which could delay a decision for up to a year or longer, came in a series of phone calls with Kennedy. The two discussed a new health study on the hydraulic fracturing drilling method that could be thorough enough to trump all others in a debate that has split New York for five years.

"I think the issue suddenly got simple for him," Kennedy told the AP, then went on to paraphrase Cuomo in their discussions: "`If it's causing health problems, I really don't want it in New York state. And if it's not causing health problems, we should figure out a way we can do it.'"

Kennedy and two other people close to Cuomo, who spoke to the AP only on condition of anonymity because Cuomo is carefully guarding his discussions on the issue, confirmed the outlines of the plan the governor was considering to allow 10 to 40 test wells in economically depressed southern New York towns that want drilling and the jobs it promises.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Climate change is a global emergency. Stop waiting for politicians to sound the alarm

climate change is a global emergencyThe truth about our planet is horrifying, but the true leaders aren’t the ones at the...

4 Big Activist Events for New York’s Climate Week

Climate week nycThe People’s Climate March in New York City is the centerpiece of the Big Apple's  Climate...

US will not commit to climate change aid for poor nations at UN summit

Climate changeBarack Obama will not be pledging any cash to a near-empty fund for poor countries at...

Japan to restart whaling in 2015 despite IWC ruling

Japan to resume whalingThe Japanese government has vowed to restart its controversial whaling programme in the Antarctic next year.The...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!