Unless you're dwelling in a forest somewhere, chances are you live or work near a highway and/or bridge -- and what happens here in Buffalo may impact the cost/benefit analysis your city makes between your health and what it gains from commercial interests.
Last September, after taking a series of pro-fracking actions over a four-year period, Sanford's Town Board abruptly imposed a gag order silencing its citizens from discussing the red-hot issue of proposed new fracking in New York and the town.
An attack without an alternative isn't policy -- it's commentary. And no one can seriously argue that our firefighters and first responders will do a better job if we cut their funding, as congressional Republicans have proposed.
He may think he can't afford to anger the oil and gas companies just four years before he runs for president, but the reality is he can't afford to enrage the progressive base by accepting fracking. Governor Cuomo must not allow fracking in any part of New York.