The Associated Press reports that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo delayed a plan to allow fracking after a series of phone calls with Pace Law Professor Robert Kennedy. Also reported in the Huffington Post, the story says the Governor agreed to wait until he received the findings of a new study that assesses the health consequences of the controversial practice used to extract natural gas.
“‘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.'” reads a passage in the article posted to Huffington Post.
The report has been carried by multiple news sources. The Huffington Post article is available here.