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Fracking Remains Divisive in NY State
Newest Polls Reiterate Strong Upstate Opposition
Matt Fossen
| October 3, 2013
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By Matt Fossen

PM News Report: Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

 

Most recent New York state polling has shown an increase in opposition to area fracking.

In the latest poll conducted by Siena College, 45% of voters indicated that they were opposed to fracking, marking a 4% increase from opposition rates in August. This latest public opinion change has been referred to as the most emphatic anti-fracking sentiment seen in a Siena poll.

But even with increases in opposition, New York as a whole is still nearly evenly split on the issue, according to pollster Steven Greensburg. In NYC suburbs, 46% of poll voters indicate support for fracking initiatives. In contrast, objection is most vehement upstate, where 52% oppose any fracking.

State government remains undecided on where to go next with the issue, which has been on de-facto hold for nearly five years.

 In Arts and Entertainment, tonight the Ithaca College School of Music Concert Band will be performing at Ford Hall at 8:15 PM. Mark Fonder will be conducting the production, entitled “Pack Your Bags” which will also be webstreamed live at www.ithaca.edu/live.

 

 

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