I have little respect for Andrew Cuomo, but this is pure genius. His plan is to allow gas drilling with hydraulic fracturing in the Marcellus Shale areas close to Pennsylvania and restrict it from areas that are close to the water supplies of New York City and Syracuse.
Now where do gas companies want to use hydraulic fracturing? You get one guess: In the Marcellus Shale areas close to Pennsylvania. Cuomo is allowing oil and gas companies to drill for gas in areas where they think they will be successful.