November 3, 2016
ALBANY, NY – State Senator Tom O’Mara, the chairman of the senate’s environmental committee, is being accused by New York City State Senator Brad Hoylman (D), as well as his (O’Mara’s) opponent Leslie Danks-Burke (D), of refusing to make public the information from chemical companies about the Hoosick Falls water system problems, and specifically, info that was gained from subpoenas.
Earlier this year, the Hoosick Falls water supply was found to have a cancer causing chemical in it, called PFOA. Several companies that are suspected of possibly being responsible for the Hoosick Falls water contamination situation earlier this year, these companies were subpoenaed by the state senate.
“Senator O’Mara is withholding information relevant to contaminated drinking water in a way that could clearly benefit a client of his law firm. His committee subpoenaed Honeywell about Hoosick Falls pollution, while the firm where he practices law as his second job represents Honeywell,” said Danks Burke. “Why won’t Senator O’Mara release the information that his committee obtained from his law firm’s client?”
Hornell GOP leader John Buckley had this to say: “Leslie Danks Burke is running a desperate campaign and is doing her best impersonation of Hillary Clinton by smearing her opponent because she can’t win on the issues”.