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Astorino opposed fracking waste in Westchester County, report finds

Astorino opposed fracking waste in Westchester County, report finds

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The Republican candidate for governor of New York has been a strong proponent of fracking.

But during his role as a Westchester County Executive in 2012, Rob Astorino signed legislation to prevent fracking waste from being treated in the county.

Reporter Scott Waldman with our media partner, Capital New York, broke the story.

“He is saying on one hand that he approves fracking, but on the other hand he doesn’t want the byproducts of the process in his backyard,” Waldman said.

Counties in New York State have been using fracking waste to de-ice roads during the winter.

Waldman says local communities have also made money by having their sewage treatment plants take in fracking waste.

Astorino’s campaign hasn’t responded to Waldman’s request for comment.

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