Dr. Nirav Shah

New York News
12:14 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

Documents Show New York's Fracking Health Study Is Ongoing

Documents obtained by a group opposed to hydrofracking in New York show that the Cuomo Administration is conducting a thorough and comprehensive health study on the controversial natural gas drilling process. The Finger Lakes-based organization is wondering, why then, the review has been conducted almost entirely in secret.

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New York News
7:46 am
Thu April 10, 2014

NY Health Commissioner To Step Down

New York Health Commissioner Dr. Nirav Shah will be leaving in June to take a position as senior vice president, chief operating officer for clinical operations for the Southern California region for the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan.

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New York News
11:13 am
Wed April 9, 2014

Astorino: Dr. Shah Should Go

Credit Office of the Westchester County Executive

Republican candidate for New York Governor Rob Astorino has called for the resignation of State Health Commissioner Nirav Shah in a video posted to his website today.

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New York News
12:08 pm
Tue February 18, 2014

More Fracking Pro And Con - The Battle Rages On

Credit Capital District Against Fracking

The future of hydraulic fracturing has been in limbo since the New York state Department of Environmental Conservation began a review of the practice in 2008. Now, six public hearings are being held across New York to receive public comment on the draft State Energy Plan... one of them in Albany today.  Environmental groups are also at the Capitol today calling on Governor Andrew Cuomo to put renewable energy ahead of fossil fuels in his effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent by 2050.

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New York News
12:17 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

Health Comm Claims That Medical Marijuana Ready In One Year Met With Skepticism

  The Cuomo Administration is moving ahead with a bill  to allow limited access to medical marijuana. Cuomo’s health commissioner told lawmakers at a budget hearing that the program could be “up and running” within a year, but his claims were met with some skepticism.

Governor Cuomo’s health commissioner told lawmakers at a recent budget hearing that he prefers the governor’s  plan for limited medical marijuana in New York, rather than a broader program  backed by some in the legislature.

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New York News
4:18 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

Shah: No Decision On Hydrofracking Yet

New York's health commissioner is still declining to speculate when his agency will finish a review of the health effects of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas, meaning the state appears no closer to allowing the controversial drilling process.

Dr. Nirav Shah told legislators in Albany on Monday that a conclusion is "not in the near future, where I can predict it."

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New York News
6:13 am
Fri May 24, 2013

NY Gov: Fracking Decision To Come Before Election

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says he'll make a decision on whether to allow shale gas fracking before the 2014 election.

Cuomo says he's waiting for his state health commissioner, Dr. Nirav Shah, to report on his own health review. The Democratic governor told the editorial board at the Post-Standard in Syracuse on Wednesday that he had expected Shah's review to be finished by now, but it should be done in the next several weeks.

He made similar remarks in February.

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