andrew cuomo

3:40pm

Wed December 17, 2014
Energy

Fracking banned in New York

Environmentalists are celebrating after Gov. Andrew Cuomo says there will be no hydrofracking in New York for now, citing inconclusive scientific evidence on the health effects of the gas drilling process.

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10:56am

Fri November 7, 2014
Energy

Election over, will Cuomo decide on fracking?

Credit Karen DeWitt/WXXI

Now that elections are over, supporters and opponents of hydro fracking are wondering what will be Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s next move on the long stalled gas drilling process in New York state.

New York has had a de facto moratorium on fracking for several years. Most recently Cuomo has said he’s awaiting results of an over two-year long health review being conducted by his administration.

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1:10pm

Wed November 5, 2014
Election 2014

Re-elected, Cuomo faces potential gridlock with the State Senate

Cuomo embraces his father Mario on election night
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Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, won another four years in office, but the Republicans also recaptured the state Senate.  That could lead to Washington-style gridlock on a number of issues that Cuomo pushed in the campaign.

Cuomo, under pressure from the left of his party, pressed for a progressive agenda in the final weeks of his campaign that includes an abortion rights provision in a women’s equality package, further increases in the state’s minimum wage, and public financing of political campaigns. On election night, Cuomo promised that he would deliver on those items.

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11:36pm

Tue November 4, 2014
Politics

Cuomo wins re-election

Credit Karen DeWitt/WXXI

 

Gov. Andrew Cuomo won re-election to a second term by a 15 percent lead, easily beating his nearest opponent, Republican Rob Astorino.

Cuomo, speaking in midtown Manhattan, to chants of “four more years,” promised to deliver in his next term on a mostly progressive agenda, including enacting a number of items that were stalled in the State Senate over the past couple of years, like an abortion rights provision as part of a women’s rights agenda and public financing of political campaigns.

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12:53pm

Thu October 23, 2014
Politics

Cuomo says fracking study will be out by year's end

During Wednesday’s only gubernatorial debate, Governor Cuomo said that the long awaited health review on potential dangers of hydrofracking will be completed by the end of the year.
Credit Eileen Buckley/WBFO

During Wednesday’s only gubernatorial debate, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that the long awaited health review on potential dangers of hydrofracking will be completed by the end of the year.

Cuomo, answering a question on whether fracking, which is on hold in New York, will begin in the next four years if he’s re elected, says an over two year old health review will be concluded by the end of the year, though not before Election Day.

He says he’s told experts at his Departments of Health and Environmental Conservation to “give me a report.”

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