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Cuomo says decision on fracking in New York may take another year, or longer

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday said he would decide whether New York should allow hydraulic fracturing for natural gas by Election Day next year — maybe. Cuomo also cautioned that he doesn’t want even that ballpark estimate to pressure his staff into a hasty recommendation to lift or make permanent a 2008 moratorium on the “fracking” drilling method to tap gas deep in shale deposits. The thorny political decision will impact Cuomo’s re-election campaign next ...

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