ITHACA, N.Y., Aug. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Scott Noren, U.S. Senate candidate running as a Progressive Independent, comments on the alleged approval of Fracking in NY per CBS.
"This is a time for Federal action to protect not only NY State, but also the whole U.S. from any future fracking activity (deep gas well horizontal fracturing drilling). Senators Schumer and Gillibrand will only support 'safe drilling' which most of the medical, environmental, and public communities do not stand by after a huge amount of scientific testimony and personal accounts of severe environmental and health risks, both short and long term," says Dr. Noren.
"Time is running out," says Noren. "This Tuesday at 5 pm, all my nominating ballot petitions are due in Albany. If I cannot achieve ballot status as a US Senate candidate, this state and this country will not have a bulldog in the US Senate against fracking and an advocate for major, aggressive student loan reform. I'm a peon, but I need people coming out of the woodwork to sign. It is amazing that I have gotten several Congressional Districts squared away even with the Congressional map delays. However, it is unfortunate how much apathy is out there, and even more unfortunate is the purposeful lack of coverage by Time Warners' political wing in Albany."
"If more of the liberal base knew that Senator Gillibrand took Fracking PAC money as well as being a major recipient of Commercial Bank Lobby money, they'd realize we are about equal on social issues but grossly different on economic and environmental issues."
SOURCE Noren for Senate