Congressman Reed: Governor Cuomo Needs To Repeal Fracking Ban

June 4, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Tom Reed has made the following statement about the EPA’s report, which says that fracking is not causing widespread water problems: 

Today, I am again calling for the repeal of Governor Cuomo’s politically-motivated ban on hydraulic fracturing, in response to the EPA’s finding that this method of natural gas extraction does not pose a threat to public drinking water.
In the study released earlier today, comprised of over 950 sources of information including published research papers, technical reports, input from stakeholders, and peer-reviewed EPA scientific reports, the EPA deemed hydraulic fracturing safe to our local water supply.
In light of the indisputable conclusion reached by the EPA, I am calling on Governor Cuomo to reverse his unilateral decision to ban fracking in New York State. If this science is good enough for the Obama Administration’s EPA, then it should be good enough for Governor Cuomo.