Green Party Gubernatorial candidate Howie Hawkins is holding a press conference on Tuesday in Syracuse to highlight the recent Capital New York investigative report that revealed how the Cuomo Administration tampered with a federal U.S. Geological Survey fracking study that New York State commissioned in 2011 to study naturally occurring methane in water wells in Broome, Chemung, Chenango, Tioga, Delaware and Otsego.
This study was commissioned at the same time that the administration was considering a PILOT fracking project in the Southern Tier in Broome, Chemung, Chenango, Tioga and Steuben counties. According to the report, the Cuomo Administration officials had extensive communications with the USGS study authors and asked that they downplay or erase the original descriptions of environmental and health risks associated with fracking.
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Ohio Democratic gubernatorial nominee Ed FitzGerald will get to debate after all – just not with frontrunner Republican Gov. John Kasich.
The announcement comes after Kasich's campaign walked away from debate negotiations, making it likely that Ohio's major-party candidates will not publicly debate for the first time since the 1970s.
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