Three state Assembly committee chairmen asked Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday to suspend the comment period on new gas drilling regulations until a health review is completed.
The 30-day comment period for revised regulations for shale gas drilling using hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, ends Friday. Numerous environmental groups and elected officials from around the state have called on Cuomo to suspend the comment period until regulations are revised to reflect the health impact review findings. Fracking is under moratorium in New York until the debate is resolved.