A Hudson Valley congressman is weighing in with his view of Wednesday’s decision from top state administration officials to ban fracking in New York.
Governor Andrew Cuomo’s administration is banning hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in New York, citing concerns about health and environmental risks. Democratic Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney says his views on the issue have not changed.
“Fracking makes no sense in the Hudson Valley. Our natural resources, our water resources are way too fragile,” says Maloney. “And so I think when where you move beyond the Hudson Valley where it might make more sense in terms of the quality of the shale, you’ve got to follow the science. So I’m not going to second guess the governor on this. I know he’s run an extensive, extensive scientific inquiry on this. I’m glad we’re not doing it in the Hudson Valley.”