"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."
SEE ALSO:Source: Binghamton Press, 10/01/2012