Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 8:39:10 AM

Local News

Print Friendly | Bookmark and Share

Activists Planning For Possible Visit By President

With word a bus tour by President Obama may possibly bring him to the Binghamton area next week, activists on both sides of the fracking debate are planning for the visit.
 
Obama has signaled support for natural gas development, most notably in his 2012 State of the Union Address. Because of that, some landowners who support fracking don't feel the need to get their message in front of the President. It's a different story for those who oppose the drilling process.

"President Obama is on board with hydraulic fracturing. He has stated it in his State of the Union Address. He has stated it many times since then. We have no issues with President Obama coming to Binghamton. We don't think we need to greet him and meet him with protests of any type," said Vic Furman of Chenango Forks, a member of the Joint Landowners Coalition of New York.

"He's been very much supportive of fracking and we can assume that he has not looked at the science. We have extended invitations to him personally to come and visit some of the folks who have contaminated water from fracking," said Isaac Silberman-Gorn of Citizen Action.

On Tuesday a spokesperson from Binghamton Mayor Matt Ryan's office says that office has not received any contact from the White House about a potential visit.

VIEW VIDEO

View Related Articles: Binghamton, Broome County, NYS or comment on this one below.

blog comments powered by Disqus


Back Back

Binghamton web design and website hosting by EFX internet  EFX internet


Additional Articles


Assemblywoman Lupardo on Hemp Research VIEW VIDEO
There is political support for growing hemp legally, in New York State. No, not the kind you smoke. The kind you can wear. A recent change in the United States Farm Bill could help reintroduce... more

Future of Binghamton's Unemployment Numbers? VIEW VIDEO
With both the state and the Southern Tier still trying to fully revive the still struggling economy, what are we to make of the latest jobless figures? The New York State Department of Labor is... more

Davis College Helps Students with Student Loans VIEW VIDEO
Incoming freshman at Davis College will have a lot less to worry about in terms of repaying their student loans. The school is launching their Financial Liberty Exercised Program, or FLEX. From... more

New York Jets are Set to Come Back to Cortland VIEW VIDEO
The New York Jets will be back in Cortland for training camp. The team renewed their contract with SUNY Cortland. Having the Jets in Cortland is a major economic boost for the school and the... more

Citizen Helps Police Make Arrest with Cell Phone VIEW VIDEO
Usually, you can get arrested if a police officer spots you using a cell phone when you're not supposed to, such as when you're driving. On Wednesday, a citizen helped police make an arrest by... more

Effects of Wine on Kidney Disease VIEW VIDEO
An occasional glass of wine may help keep your kidneys healthy. Furthermore, for those who already have kidney disease, moderate wine drinking might help the heart. When researchers looked at... more

Man Under Bed Arrested
State police tell us a wanted Kirkwood man jumped his bail, and then jumped under a bed. Police say that 42-year-old James Kennerup was arrested for bail jumping  and criminal possession of a... more

Click here for more local news...icon

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

 A News Story

If you are looking for a copy of a news story that we recently aired, simply click here to find out how.

FOX 40 Poll


Which Social Media Site Do You Use The Most?
 
Twitter
 
Facebook
 
LinkedIn
 
MySpace
 
Other
 
None
   

Breaking News

Do you have a tip or information about a breaking news story? Contact the FOX 40 News Desk at 607.798.0070 or send us an email .

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Stumble It More...