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Fracking Opposition Reflected in New Poll

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A new Siena College poll released today (January 17th) shows that the tide is turning against fracking in New York.  The public opinion polls had hovered in a split for quite some time, but we can see that as New Yorkers become more engaged in the issue they realize the risks are too great.

Despite the Cuomo Administration’s efforts to block public involvement in the process, two-thirds of New Yorkers have heard some or a great deal about fracking.  44% of New Yorkers oppose fracking, compared to 40% who support.  As New Yorkers learn more about fracking they oppose it.  Additionally, all of the efforts by the gas companies to convince Upstate New Yorkers that gas drilling is a panacea for their economic woes has not convinced them, as 51% of Upstate New Yorkers oppose fracking, compared to 38% that support.  NYC residents are standing by their fellow New Yorkers, as 44% of NYC residents oppose fracking, compared to 38% that support.

Hopefully, Mr. Cuomo is paying attention and realizing that there is no good reason for him to move forward with fracking.  His State of the State speech made grand gestures about renewable energy and investments in New York’s future.  It’s time for him to realize that New Yorkers want a clean, safe renewable energy future that does not saddle us to the dirty polluting fossil fuels of the past.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. Posted June 17, 2013 at 7:30 am | Permalink

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