"Hydrofracking: It Has Polarized Voters and May Decide the Election"

"BINGHAMTON -- Broome County Executive Debbie Preston has been a consistent supporter of natural gas drilling in the Southern Tier, but challenger Tarik Abdelazim speaks passionately against hydrofracking until more studies are done."

"Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo, D-Endwell, who has taken a cautionary stance, is opposed by Republican Julie Lewis, one of the leaders of the Joint Landowners Coalition of New York.

Incumbent U.S. Rep. Richard Hanna, R-Barneveld, is wary of hydrofracking -- but not as much as Democratic challenger Dan Lamb.

New York's four-year debate over natural gas drilling has reached an apparent crescendo just in time for election season, opening what may be the most well-defined rift between candidates running for some prominent local, state and federal offices representing Broome County."

Steve Reilly reports for the Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin September 29, 2012.


"Shift by Cuomo on Gas Drilling Prompts Both Anger and Praise" (New York Times)

"Rulemaking Will Likely Delay Ny Gas Drilling Plans" (Associated Press)

Monday, October 1, 2012