Cuomo’s Fracking Dilemma Poses Political Risk Beyond New York

Cuomo’s Fracking Dilemma Poses Political Risk Beyond New York

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Workers check the sand flow at Southwestern Energy Co., natural gas production site during fracture stimulation in Camptown, Pennsylvania. Should Cuomo decide to run for president in 2016, a permanent ban on gas drilling may hurt his chances in states such as Ohio and Pennsylvania, where fracking has been a boon to the economy.