Bombshell Revelation: Cuomo was on Cusp of Lifting Frack Ban

An interesting update on what is now ancient history in New York State with regard to Andrew Cuomo and his ban on fracking. According to secretly recorded wiretaps of conversations of the son of former NY Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, a Cuomo official made the rounds to several prominent Senate Republicans to ask if there would be any “blowback” when (not if) Cuomo lifted a ban on fracking. If true, the revelation is a bombshell–that Cuomo had intended to lift the moratorium but changed his mind at the last minute. The problem with the recorded conversations is that Skelos’ son Adam, in talking with three different lobbyists, attributes the conversation to different Cuomo Administration sources. That is, he changes his story, making his story less credible. Both father Dean and son Adam Skelos are on trial in Manhattan for corruption. Dean tried to help his son get work with sweetheart deals–something that happens every day in New York with both Republicans and Democrats. We’re not excusing corruption–just pointing out the context and circumstances…

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