Set forth below is a link to a recent study conducted by the Fraser Institute ranking countries, states and provinces for investment opportunity in the oil and gas sector. Not surprisingly, New York State is dead last in the United States and 119th in the World, just beating out Yemen. What is also revealing about this study is the fact that New York's reputation for investment opportunity has dropped dramatically since 2009 with significant drops during the Cuomo administration’s watch. Ironically, when Governor Cuomo first took office, there was a slight uptick based upon the belief that he would release the long-awaited SGEIS that is required before New York joins the shale revolution that has swept this country and created economic prosperity in its path. Now that it is clear that he has made the SGEIS a political tool, our rankings are sinking fast. Of course, we all know that Governor Cuomo has national political aspirations. When he steps out of New York State, he will need to explain to the rest of the country why he failed to embrace shale development (which is widely embraced by many Democrats, including our President and his cabinet) and ruined New York's reputation as a place to do business.