NY Landowners sue over fracking delay

11.13.13 | Bob Price

A pro-drilling group plans to sue Governor Cuomo over the hydro-fracking issue.  The Joint Landowners of New York claim the Governor has arbitrarily delayed a decision on hydraulic fracturing for no "valid, rational, or legally defensible reason." The suit says this amounts to an unconstitutional "taking away" of land rights and the right to profit from the minerals underground. Shale gas exploration has been on hold in NY since 2008.  Gov. Cuomo says he won't lift the moratorium until a Health Department review is completed.