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Message to You, Andrew

by The Staff on January 8, 2014 · 1 comment


Photo by Erin Pihlaja

Amid the hubbub of State of the State day at the Capitol, as many as two thousand demonstrators lined a long section of the Empire State Plaza Concourse yesterday (Wednesday) to remind Gov. Andrew Cuomo that if he bows to industry and lifts the moratorium on hydrofracking in New York state, the issue will dog him throughout his political life. Cuomo, assumed by many to be positioning himself for a presidential run, has tested the political winds and taken relatively bold stands on gun control and same-sex marriage (and, just now, a fairly timid one on marijuana-law reform), but has yet to show his hand on fracking. “We’re telling him to ban fracking, a total ban right now,” said rally organizer Sandy Steubing of MoveOn Capital Region. “If we can get this accomplished here in New York, if we can get Cuomo to do the right thing, it’s going to be a national story, and it could have an add-on effect for renewables. . . . In my opinion, this was a national rally we had today here in Albany—this is a pivotal moment for fracking and for all of fossil fuels.”


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Carl Gottstein Jr. January 10, 2014 at 3:15 pm

Anti-frackers should be disallowed fossil fuels till they see & admit reality. War’s are fought over oil. Only Arab’s and useful idiots want American’s dependent on Arab oil.

UP state NY has a HUGE store of Natural Gas under out feet. IT is OUR’s to do with as WE wish. No One has the right to deny US access to out own God Given ENERGY or any of OUR other natural resources. NYC is Out of LINE to control the lives of MILLION’s of UPstate NY’ers.

This issue tie’s into another VERY important to UPstate NY. FREEDOM FROM NYC RULE!

NYC Control freaks would do will to step off.

The revolt has all ready begun…..

Carl Gottstein Jr.

for New York’s New Energy Party