Don’t close the door on fracking in New York yet

This week, we learned that the New York State Senate intends to introduce legislation to permanently ban fracking in New York. Many will recall that the New York Laborers Union, along with our members and supporters, were instrumental in the organized effort to explain and promote the many benefits fracking would create in the way of good jobs for deserving New Yorkers and economic benefits for depressed areas of New York. Our efforts were ultimately stalled when the fracking ban was put into place five years ago.

Therefore, with the fracking ban already achieving its intended goal, we respectfully request the New York State Senate carefully reconsider any legislative proposal to codify the existing fracking ban.