- 9 miles of bad road - Thursday, Aug 14, 14 @ 9:53 am:
A couple of observations to go along with the photo. There were over 100 grassroots and clergy activists in the protest. Quinn was in the lobby at the time, listen carefully to the SJ-R on-line interview, you can hear the chanting in the background. He didn’t think it worthwhile to come over to engage the protesters, the vast majority his traditional allies. Analysis: Evidently the Gov has made the calculation being a neo-liberal on fracking is the best play (allied with the Chamber and big labor), but has left a lot of downstate grassroots environmentalists scratching their heads. There’s not much interest in downstate in fast food/motel jobs for out-of-state fracking workers verses their neighborhoods becoming extraction zones. “Pro-environmental” Quinn taking the wrong side on fracking has already hurt his downstate progressive base, he should call Cuomo for some insight.