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Libous Responds to Common Cause

State Senator Tom Libous's office calls dishonest and misleading a report from an advocacy group about pro-drilling political spending in New York State.
State Senator Tom Libous's office calls dishonest and misleading a report from an advocacy group about pro-drilling political spending in New York State. Common Cause listed Libous as the largest recipient among state lawmakers of what the group deemed pro-fracking campaign contributions, over $360,000 from 2007 through last July.

Libous spokeswoman Amanda Holzer says the contributors cited in the report, including business councils and trade unions, represent a multitude of interests beyond just gas drilling. And Holzer points out that many of them have supported the Senator long before fracking became an issue in the state. And that the contributions represent only a small fraction of the support Libous receives annually.

Holzer goes on to say that her boss supports a decision on fracking by the DEC based on science and not politics and that safe gas drilling could mean the difference between poverty and prosperity for thousands in our area.
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