Fracking, Not Casinos, Would Better Benefit

Fracking, Not Casinos, Would Better Benefit

Upstate NY Economy, Columnist Concludes

Joe Nocera
Joe Nocera

By banning fracking and backing casinos, Governor Cuomo got it backwards, New York Times’ columnist Joe Nocera opined in Saturday’s newspaper.

“Anyone who cares about the economic viability of New York State should be troubled by these two decisions,” Nocera wrote.  “It is fracking — despite risks — that has the potential to boost struggling communities, by providing well-paying, middle-class jobs. Casinos, meanwhile, are a road to nowhere. The Cuomo administration got it exactly backward. ”  READ MORE