There is a move afoot by New York activists to use the SRBC as leverage to influence New York Governor Cuomo’s decision on fracking in that state. It’s the usual suspects doing the usual things, of course, but the shallowness of this efforts represents still another low in tactics.
The anti-gas crowd, desperate to avoid bringing any economic hope to upstate New York, is at it again with a hapless letter to the governor and the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) suggesting New York use its position on the Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC) to go after Pennsylvania. It’s a transparent attempt to take the edge of the Commonwealth’s success. Pennsylvania’s good fortunes have become increasingly embarrassing to Governor Andrew (Lady MacBeth) Cuomo as he tries to avoid deciding on whether or not to allow high-volume hydraulic fracturing in his state while the Southern Tier disintegrates economically.