Gov. Andrew Cuomo has yet to decide on whether to allow the controversial practice of hydrofracking in New York State.
A May 7 article in City and State suggests that the governor's decision on hydraulic fracturing could determine his environmental reputation.
Hydrofracking involves extracting natural gas and petroleum by drilling into rock layers.
Those who support the procedure believe it could be a source of energy and revenue for the state, while its opponents say it could pose dangers to the state's water supply.
The Douglaston Civic Association in March that was attended by state Sen. Tony Avella, D-Bayside, who is against hydrofracking, and former state Assemblyman Arthur "Jerry" Kremer, who discussed what he believed to be some of the positive aspects of the extraction process.
Patch wants to know what you think: Do you believe hydrofracking is a viable method of extracting gas and bringing in revenue for the state? Or, do you think the risks involved in the procedure are too risky? Cast your vote in Patch's poll and post your comment in the section provided below.