Local reps weigh in on Cuomo’s fracking ban

ALBANY – Close on the heels of the Cuomo administration’s announcement to ban hydraulic fracturing in New York State, State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I – Oneonta) and Assemblyman Clifford Crouch (R – Bainbridge) issued statements in response to the decision.

Senator Seward said, “I have consistently said that any decision concerning hydraulic fracturing in New York State must be based on science and, like many, have awaited the release of the study from the Department of Health (DOH) and the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) related to drilling.”

In regards to the governor’s ban on hydraulic fracturing, Seward said, “While many disagree and some litigation is likely, in light of the governor’s decision, we need to move on to develop a robust economic development strategy that capitalizes on our other resources.”

Assemblyman Crouch said, “This whole process has been a sham from the start, and it’s unfortunate that the governor decided to wait until after the elections to release this DOH review that is so important to Upstate New York. I am extremely disappointed by the decision.”

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