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Fracking Polls Released

Two polls from this week show that more people in New York State appear to be opposed to fracking than for it.
Two polls from this week show that more people in New York State appear to be opposed to fracking than for it. According to Marist, 47% of people polled are against it while 37% support it. Opposition Upstate was 53%. A Quinnipiac Poll had a closer margin. 46% of people are opposed to fracking while 44 favor the gas extraction process that is currently on hold in New York State. Anti-fracking activist, Isaac Silberman-Gorn, believes the moratorium has given people a chance to look closer at the issue than people have in some other states.
 
Isaac Silberman-Gorn says, "It's always encouraging to see people cutting through this incredibly powerful PR machine that the gas industry has in place so well. Here in New York we've actually had the time to cut through their 30 second ads that show everything going well."

Governor Andrew Cuomo has said a decision on whether to allow fracking will be made before next year's election. Meanwhile the pro-drilling organization, Joint Landowners Coalition of New York is ready to file a lawsuit against the Governor over the delay.
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