DEC Commissioner Joe Martens walked back last week’s news about New York hitting the reset button on fracking regulations. Now it all hinges on the DOH’s public health review, for which there is still no timetable.

Hillary Clinton aide Philippe Reines apologized to a BuzzFeed reporter for a heated, expletive-laden email exchange last week over the State Department’s handling of the fallout from events in Libya.

On Thursday afternoon, Nancy Pelosi and Al Gore will be the featured guests at a lunch to benefit the New York efforts of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

Newly-elected Erie County Democratic Chairman Jeremy Zellner plans to keep his full-time job as chief of staff to the county Legislature’s Democrats.

The Senate Democrats shouldn’t be back in charge until they figure out how to act like adults, according to Mayor Bloomberg.

Former presidential contender and billionaire Ross Perot is worried that America is a sitting duck for an unnamed foreign invader.

Was the big Finch conservation deal recently highlighted in the Adirondacks by Gov. Andrew Cuomo bad for the timber industry?

Environmental Advocates of New York is urging Financial Services Superintendent Benjamin Lawsky to “seek information from insurance companies about how they intend to deal with the risks associated with hydraulic fracturing operations.”

Bloomberg is mentoring former Blackhawk Helicopter Pilot, Lindsey Melki.

Curtis Sliwa was infuriated to learn that John Gotti Jr. attended a fundraiser this weekend for Aurelio “Tony” Arcabascio, the Republican challenger to Queens state Sen. Mike Gianaris.

Bloomberg is backing Assemblywoman Grace Meng’s congressional bid in NY-6.

Wendy Long thinks Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s first NYC TV ad is more proof that the senator “likes to have it both ways.”

Former NYC Comptroller Bill Thompson has lost another attempt to quash nearly $600,000 in fines for plastering public property with illegal posters in his 2009 campaign for City Hall.

More endorsements from freshman state Sen. Lee Zeldin’s leadership PAC.

New York Jets owner Woody Johnson is more worried about Mitt Romney than his football team.