The right climate for a time out
By SANDRA STEINGRABER
...So when Gov. Andrew Cuomo faced down the bullies in the oil and gas industry who had been pushing and pushing him to release final regulations on fracking in advance of a manipulated deadline — even though the state Department of Health hasn't yet completed its limited and insufficient review — I knew I had a teachable moment.
"You see," I said to my son and daughter over breakfast, "the governor is being gutsy. By granting the health commissioner more time to study the human health effects of fracking, he's telling the gas industry to back off."...
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