79% Support New York Fracking Moratorium; Most Want More Renewables
Support for a natural gas fracking moratorium in New York State “crosses geographic, ideological, and racial divides,” with nearly 80% of poll respondents supporting a ban, NRDC reports.
“Fully 79% of those polled support Governor Cuomo’s ongoing moratorium on new fracking in the state,” Sinding writes. “A stunning 92% of respondents are in favour of increasing the use of solar to meet the state’s future energy needs, while 89% support increased wind and 76% want more hydropower.” New Yorkers steadily supported renewables over coal, nuclear, and natural gas generation.
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“While the oil and gas industry loves to trumpet the supposed economic upsides of fracking, New Yorkers aren’t being fooled,” Sinding adds. “Only 26% believe that fracking jobs will be permanent, or that new fracking will bring economic revitalization to the state.”