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New York, New York - Accepting the endorsement of the 70,000 strong Joint Landowners Coalition, U.S. Senate candidate Wendy Long called on Senator Kirsten Gillibrand to pledge to preserve state primacy on the regulation of shale gas development.


"I am very proud to accept the endorsement of Joint Landowners Coalition and believe that we are building the momentum to finally get drilling approved in New York State. One way to remove remaining uncertainty is to eliminate the specter of looming federal overreach," said U.S. Senate candidate Wendy Long.


Long added,  "New York has always been a leader, setting the standard nationally for environmental protection. Further, no state has done a more comprehensive review of the impacts of shale gas development than New York. I believe that if Senator Gillibrand truly supports Governor Cuomo's position on shale gas development, as she told the Syracuse Post Standard on Wednesday, then she would state unequivocally that she will honor state supremacy in the regulation of the development of shale gas."


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