Anti-Frackers want Astorino to Test Water
2/26/2014 (Updated 10:47:57 PM)If you think it's so safe and clean, why don't you drink it?
That's what anti-frackers are challenging Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino to do while taking a tour of Pennsylvania and seeing the effects that gas drilling has had in that state. Astorino is expected to soon announce his candidacy for governor of New York:
Today, Citizen Action and members of other anti-fracking groups held up water that they say has come from areas that have been fracked.
They say Astorino--who should drink it--has been touting fracking as an economic boom for Pennsylvania and other states:
"I think that we certainly want to encourage him to actually take a tour of Pennsylvania and speak to the people who have contaminated water and sample it if he thinks that it's okay," said Aubrey Clark a member of Vestal Residents for Safe Energy.
Astorino will be in Binghamton on Friday for a fundraiser at the Riverwalk Hotel. Members of Citizen Action say they will be holding an anti-fracking rally outside the Riverwalk during Astorino's appearance.
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