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Astorino Encounters Protestors in Owego

Republican candidate for Governor Rob Astorino made big  statements today at a press conference outside of Binghamton City Hall, calling for regional debates with Governor Cuomo.
He wants to debate issues like taxes and fracking. Last night Asterino spoke out at a rally in front of the Joint Landowners Coalition of New York in Owego where anti-frackers were present.

Robert Astorino was met by fracking protestors when he arrived at his speaking engagement in Qwego Tuesday night. These anti fracking activists feel that the potential health risks involved with fracking aren't worth the risk. The protestors were lead by Isaac Silberman-Gorn, a member of Citizen Action of New York. Silberman-Gorn says he isn't comfortable with Astorino using the Southern Tier as a testing sight for fracking in the State of New York.

"Rob Astorino is proposing allowing "trying" fracking in the Southern Tier. This is a heavy industrial industry that's making people sick. We have test sights in Pennsylvania you have demonstration projects in Pennsylvania. We're absolutely made out to be guinea pigs here in the Southern Tier", said Silberman-Gorn.

Fracking protestors say that they sent a letter to Astorino in February of this year and have still not received a reply.
According to Astorino he didn't receive the letter. Astorino feels that the benefits of fracking far outweigh the risks.

Mr.Astorino says"I understand their concerns I just don't necessarily agree with them. I think we need to help the economy and this is something that 30 other states are doing very safely led by environmental groups."

Astorino will continue to push for fracking if he's elected in November. Cuomo currently has a 30-point lead over Astorino in the polls. Cuomo also has not yet accepted any debate
invitations.

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