Hudson Valley News
5:37 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Two HV Congressmen Vote The Same On A Fracking Bill

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Two New York congressmen from the Hudson Valley voted against legislation that would prohibit federal oversight of fracking.

Congressmen Sean Patrick Maloney, a Democrat, and Chris Gibson, a Republican, voted against legislation that would prohibit any federal oversight of oil and gas drilling using fracturing, or fracking, on federal lands. The bill passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 234-187. Gibson was one of two House Republicans who voted against the bill to protect states’ rights to promote the American Energy Security Act. Maloney offered an amendment to the bill which would have prohibited hydraulic fracturing in the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area. The amendment was not adopted.