Shepstone Management Company, Inc.
Andrew Cuomo’s decision to ban fracking in New York State is nothing less than a fracking betrayal of an entire generation of Upstate New Yorkers. It’s tar and feathers time.
Could there be any more blatant example of the cynicism that characterizes New York politics than Governor Cuomo’s decision to go against the tide of every other oil and gas state than his decision today to ban fracking in the state? No. As one of my good Democrat friends from New York, a supporter of fracking, says “this was a bold move to seize the leadership of the left wing of the Democratic Party.” New York’s crime boss governor sold out the Southern Tier, threw his union supporters under the bus and sacrificed an entire generation of Upstate New Yorkers, for the sake of a run at the White House.
My friend, a former member of the New York legislature and Cuomo supporter, labeled it as nothing less than “scandalous.” But, honestly, what did we expect from the guy who precipitated the housing bubble that led to our recent recession; the guy who gave us the Moreland Commission? Still, the depth of the depravity in this instance is stunning. This wasn’t the action of the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) or even the Department of Health on whom the governor laid the blame. It was the action of a single power-crazed individual with no regard for the welfare of his upstate constituents or even his union allies. He treated them all as dispensable pawns, preferring instead to embellish his leftist credentials and cater to the ruling class of elitist special interests. It was a fracking betrayal on a grand scale.