GOP Senate Candidate Urges Action on Fracking

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The Republican Senate candidate challenging Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Wendy Long, is urging swift action on hydraulic fracturing, otherwise known as fracking, in New York.

Wendy Long says the recent announcement by the U.S. Geological Survey that the Utica Shale deposit, which lies below the Marcellus Shale, is even larger than predicted, should mean even more jobs for New Yorkers. She urged her opponent in the race, Senator Gillibrand, to be more supportive of fracking.

Governor Andrew Cuomo has once again delayed a report on whether to allow fracking, saying health data needs to be reviewed first. Long says she doesn’t blame Cuomo for delays, but rather what she calls the “celebrity” led opposition that he faces.

“I think he’s in a very lonely place,” Long said.