State of New York Archives: on Energy & Oil


Kirsten Gillibrand: Fracking must avoid chemicals that harm drinking water

The two candidates argued over whether to allow the development of upstate New York's shale gas formations by hydraulic fracturing--or "hydro-fracking"--which is now being considered by the Cuomo administration.

Gillibrand said natural gas exploration could be an economic boon, but first it has to be determined if the chemicals used in the process threaten drinking water.

Long was full-throated in support of development. "All these concerns that you cite are just phony concerns," Long said.

Source: New York Newsday on 2012 N.Y. Senate debate Oct 17, 2012

Wendy Long: Develop upstate natural gas via fracking

The two candidates argued over whether to allow the development of upstate New York's shale gas formations by hydraulic fracturing--or "hydro-fracking"--which is now being considered by the Cuomo administration.

Gillibrand said natural gas exploration could be an economic boon, but first it has to be determined if the chemicals used in the process threaten drinking water.

Long was full-throated in support of development. "All these concerns that you cite are just phony concerns," Long said.

Source: New York Newsday on 2012 N.Y. Senate debate Oct 17, 2012

Wendy Long: Build Keystone pipeline instead of subsidizing solar panels

Q: What is your vision for creating jobs in New York state?

A: On the energy front: The price of gasoline, where it is, the thermometer is going up, up, up. I don't think Sen. Gillibrand is doing anything on the energy front. She doesn't have a plan to address gas prices. As far as I can see she is just going along with the Obama agenda which is handing out federal dollars for people who are making solar panels and then engaging in massive layoffs. You know, vetoing the Keystone pipeline is not a good plan. That would have created jobs and American energy independence. So that's another issue where I think we're heading in the wrong direction.

Source: Post-Star Q&A in Glen Falls, for 2012 N.Y. Senate debate Mar 2, 2012

Wendy Long: Keystone Pipeline delays are heavy hand of regulation

Wendy Long made her first public appearance as an announced candidate for U.S. Senate, at a dinner honoring opponent Bob Turner. "I'm basically running on the economy and jobs and the skyrocketing national debt and the failure of Gillibrand and other members of the liberal establishment to get the budget under control," she said of her campaign platform. She also mentioned the Keystone Pipeline, and the "heavy hand" of government regulation.
Source: Capital New York coverage of 2012 N.Y. Senate debate Feb 24, 2012

Hakeem Jeffries: Produce more oil & gas, but limit greenhouse gases

Source: N.Y. Congressional 2008 Political Courage Test Nov 1, 2008

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