NY Marcellus Shale Drilling Decision Expected This Spring

02.09.12 | Sarah Harnisch, Jeremy Miller

Marcellus Shale Map

Governor Cuomo told the press Wednesday that the decision on whether or not to drill the Marcellus Shale is "a couple months away". His remarks were consistant with those made Tuesday by DEC Commissioner Joe Martens, who told a panel of lawmakers the decision was close. The DEC is in the process of reviewing 60-thousand comments on hydrofracking. The governor said he doesn't think the pace is slow. And he called the process of weeding through public comments "intelligent."