A poll released yesterday by Quinnipiac University shows Pennsylvania residents support hydrofracking for natural gas production by a 2-to-1 margin. In what should serve as guidance to bankrupt New York's governor Andy Cuomo, Quinnipiac pollsters reported:
"'Drill, baby, drill,' is the call from Pennsylvania voters, and 'tax, baby, tax,' is the follow-up as voters see natural gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale as an economic plus more than an environmental negative," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. "They also see added taxes on gas drillers as one of the few acceptable ways to help balance the budget."
While New York lets its neighbor to the south reap the benefits of hydrofracking, Unlikely Hospitalist is following the escapades of our seemingly corrupted US congress, which continues to transfer Finger Lakes tax dollars to giant agribusinesses. Ethanol subsidies enrich political campaign donors, while increasing your food and energy costs. And UH reminds us that mandatory ethanol in our gasoline is a hazard to your power equipment as well.