Senator Schumer: Dems Support Fracking

But notice how he won’t criticize Gov. Cuomo over delays to bring fracking to New York state. Hat tip Energy in Depth:

I guess Senator Schumer spoke just a little too soon. A big win for the anti-fracking side in Colorado, led by Democratic Rep. Jared Polis:

Democrats fail to reach fracking deal

Democrats in the Colorado House of Representatives announced Monday they had failed to reach a deal to give local government more control over fracking.

The effort, which was spearheaded by Re. Su Ryden (D-Aurora) would have taken some steam out of the issue in this year’s elections.

A statewide-ballot question to allow local governments to ban fracking is being promoted (and funded in large part) by congressman Jared Polis (D-Colorado.)

The idea was to strike a deal to avoid the ballot question.

Politco warned two weeks ago that Rep. Polis’s anti-fracking ballot measure could “break Colorado Democrats.” Failure to reach a deal today make’s Politco’s warning that much more likely. 


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