ALBANY—Governor Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday evening that the long-awaited state health study on fracking will be completed within the next three months.
The study is “due at the end of the year,” Cuomo said during the only debate of the gubernatorial election.
Cuomo has said he will not make a decision on fracking until the state health department completes the study. It has been delayed for about two years, and Cuomo has consistently dodged reporters' questions on when he would release the study.
The governor has given other due dates for the study in the past, including a claim it would be completed by Election Day, but later walked back all of the comments.
He wants to run for president.
I wouldn't be surprised if he walks back this "end of the year" deadline too.