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Seward: Fracking Ban Disappoints Some,

But Let’s Move On To Other Opportunities


ONEONTA – A few moments ago, state Sen. Jim Seward, R-Milford, issued a statement saying, given Governor Cuomo’s decision to ban fracking, “we need to move on to develop robust economic development strategies that capitalizes on our other resources.”

Here is Seward’s complete statement:

“I have consistently said that any decision concerning hydraulic fracturing in New York State must be based on science and, like many, have awaited the release of the study from the Department of Health and the Department of Environmental Conservation related to drilling.

“Today the governor moved to ban hydraulic fracturing in New York, and while many disagree and some litigation is likely, in light of the governor’s decision, we need to move on to develop robust economic development strategies that capitalizes on our other resources.”


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