For 4 years, Joel Tyner has made it clear that hydrofracturing, or “fracking” is not a viable solution to America’s energy problems. Joel has been consistent in his opposition to fracking—it’s wrong for our energy needs, wrong for the environment, wrong for our health, and wrong for our economy—fracking will not provide jobs, and will ruin New York’s tourism and agricultural businesses.
Mr. Schreibman, on the other hand has made statements to the effect that “the jury is still out”. On Dr. Alan Chartock’s WAMC show, Congressional Corner, Mr. Schreibman stated that, “…I don’t see a lot of space between his position and mine…”, referring to President Obama’s stated position on hydrofracking. President Obama’s statement:
“The development of natural gas will create jobs and power trucks and factories that are cleaner and cheaper, proving that we don’t have to choose between our environment and our economy. And by the way, it was public research dollars, over the course of thirty years, that helped develop the technologies to extract all this natural gas out of shale rock—reminding us that Government support is critical in helping businesses get new energy ideas off the ground.”
Even Geologist & Professor Terry Engelder of Penn State, an early and current advocate for hydrofracking admits, “There probably can never be enough regulations, particularly if you’re on the side of really making sure this is done right.”, making clear that, as regards hydrofracking, we do have to choose between the environment and our economy.
Joel Tyner would rather see those “public research dollars” invested in solar, wind, and geothermal technologies and JOBS. As Joel said, “New York State has plenty of sunlight. We get more sunlight than Germany and they have solar panels all over the place.”