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Paladino Wants to Frack
October 7th, 2010

All the conversation about Carl Paladin’s three minute commercial (link to video here) seems to revolve around his comments about Andrew Cuomo’s “prowess.” As a policy site, we’ll skip ahead to one of the few policy positions Paladino set out in his statement: his support for natural gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale formation in the southern tier of New York.

Paladino called it “safe, clean environmentally sound drilling for oil and natural gas” and, he said, it will create 50,000 jobs.

As the state Department of Environmental Conservation mulls if and how to allow companies to extract the gas, David King reported here last week that opponents of the natural gas drilling are leery of both gubernatorial candidates. Meanwhile, opposition appears to be building at the grassroots as people fear the extraction process, known as hydrofracking, will contaminate the state’s drinking water, destroy farmland and threaten infrastructure.

Paladino’s job claims is open to debate, too, critics saying out of state crews — not the upstate’s unemployed – will be hired to drill.

By on October 7, 2010, 7:15 pm
In category: Albany,Electoral Politics,Environment | 1 Comment »

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One Response to “Paladino Wants to Frack”

  1. Silicon Valley Says:
    April 30th, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    Thanks for the updates. I’m following this story pretty closely.

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