A New York coalition of fracking opponents is not pleased with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, penning a letter knocking her for recent comments touting the nation’s increased production of oil and gas.
In its public letter, New Yorkers Against Fracking criticized Clinton for her “backward, 20th century belief” that a boost in domestic oil-and-gas extraction is good for the country.
“Just as we’re not buying it from the oil and gas industry, we won’t buy it from you, and we urge you to do what we have done: look at the science, visit areas affected by fracking, and join us in promoting renewable energy and the better future it will bring,” reads the letter, written by leaders of the coalition.
Clinton’s brief comments on oil and gas came Friday at Hamilton College in Oneida County, where she referenced a report that the U.S. would soon be passing Russia in terms of production. ““What that means for viable manufacturing and industrialization in this country is enormous,” she said.
In New York, high-volume fracking—which has led to the domestic production boost in recent years—has been on hold since 2008 as the departments of Health and Environmental Conservation continue to review the issue. There’s been no recent indication from Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration on when a decision may come.