Reed: Congress May Override State Fracking Ban

This article was written by Nick Reisman and originally posted on the State of Politics blog, on the  Time Warner Cable News Website.

GOP Rep. Tom Reed on Friday raised the possibility of the federal government exploring ways of superseding Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan to prohibit hydrofracking in the Southern Tier.

Reed, who represents the area of the state where natural gas deposits are especially rich, told Fred Dicker on Talk-1300 this morning the federal government could have the authority to overrule the ban, which will be formally put in place by the state Department of Environmental Conservation next year.

Rest of the article (and comments) —>  Reed: Congress May Override State Fracking Ban.

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Retired Teacher, political science geek, village trustee. I lean a little left, but like a good political discussion. My blog, the New NY 23rd (http://newny23rd) is about discussing the issues facing the people of our new congressional district. Let's hear all sides of the issues, not just what the candidates want us to hear.
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8 Responses to Reed: Congress May Override State Fracking Ban

  1. solodm says:

    There he goes again.
    “” He does not want the Feds to regulate drilling – but said the EPA may have a role in some interstate issues – very adamant about state’s rights and local governmental rights to regulate.
    He stated that he “has always been a supporter of home rule in NY”.
    http://www.shaleshockmedia.org/2013/02/03/rep-tom-reed-ny-23rd-town-meeting-in-dryden-ny-february-2-2013-2/

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  2. Susan says:

    For pity’s sake. Tom, you lost some money on gas leases.
    Get back to work.

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  3. josephurban says:

    Exactly. Another “small government” conservative who wants the federal government to impose its will when it comes to profits for corporations. . You can’t make this stuff up.

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  4. Anne says:

    Again, the Supremes already decided this one….New York v United States. While the case had to do with the disposal of nuclear waste, the upshot is that the federal government only has authority over interstate commerce, and not over intrastate commerce.

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  5. pystew says:

    Reed has to defend his (personal) kingdom. He has received $337,000 from the Oil/Gas Industry since he has been office. Forget State’s Rights, Small Government, and Keep the Finger Lakes unfracked,–they were all part of the Reed smokescreen. The truth that we all knew now comes to light–He is protecting the self-serving interest of a dangerous industry instead the fore stated, politically popular standards.

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  6. Anne says:

    Reed may also be in some deep do-do with the people whose monies he took. It’s possible they overestimated his influence; Reed himself, of course, vastly overestimates his influence. But those industry folks do expect some return on their investment.

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  7. Hypocrite. Isn’t that “Big Government”? What about his 10th Amendment rhetoric he spews all the time! You can’t have it both ways…try to defund the Federal EPA, eliminate it’s oversight of fracking, and then claim that state’s have the right to regulate it and then, try to supersede a State ruling based on health and safety, …the basis of the Constition. Why don’t you just move South with all the rest of the extreme far right?

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  8. josephurban says:

    That’s the problem Maureen.He can have it both ways. On many issues.The GOP is the party of “both ways”…One way for the middle class and working class, another way for corporate interests. Why is anyone surprised ?

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