Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Andrew Cuomo State of the StateEnvironmentalists are going after New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo—in Iowa.Hydraulic fracking opponents published an ad in The Des Moines Register Tuesday urging the governor to take a lead role in climate issues and shoot down the controversial gas drilling technique in New York.The ad warns the governor that his decision will be scrutinized for years to come.“Governor Cuomo, America is looking to you,” it declares. “Stand up for people over pollution. Don’t allow a single fracked shale gas well in New York. This is your chance to be a national leader on climate. Your choice will be remembered forever.”The state Department of Environmental Conservation is expected to issue regulations regarding fracking at the end of the February. There is currently a moratorium on fracking in New York State. The DEC has held several hearings on the issue and has received thousands of comments on the Draft Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement (SGEIS), which was issued in 2009.The ad, which was paid for by nonprofit environmental advocacy group Food & Water Watch, Greenpeace and Center for Biological Diversity, is a preemptive strike by environmentalists who expect the New York governor to run for president in 2016.Cuomo addressed the ad, saying, “I’m not going to read it because I’m not going to be in Des Moines,” according to the New York Daily News. The governor also said he doesn’t intend to visit Iowa in the near future.
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Greek police interviewed former Commancheros bikie boss Amad “Jay” Malkoun following a car bomb that targetted him in the upmarket suburb of Glyfada.The police are examining whether the attack that took place on Monday morning was ordered from Australia.The daylight hit took place outside Mega Gym where Malkoun works out every day. He went to the gym after taking his children to school. His white Mercedes with Australian registration exploded just after he started the ignition.Forensic reports showed traces of dynamite under the wheel that has lead the police to believe that somebody may have been following Malkoun prior to the bombing. CCTV footage of the crime scene is being investigated.The explosion caused damage to cars around the Mercedes, however Malkoun was dragged to safely and survived the attack though he is in a serious condition following two surgeries.The explosion happened at the same gym where notorious Sydney gangland figure John Macris had worked out before he was executed in October 2018. He had been gunned down in the same suburb and left behind his wife, former playmate model and reality TV star Viktoria Karida, and two children. Police have yet to rule out a connection between the two attacks.Unlike Macris, Malkoun had no visible business interests in Greece and there is still yet no known link between the two apart from the coincidence of the location and criminal background. read more