By Tom Precious
ALBANY – Some participants in tomorrow’s Booze Summit in Albany are vowing to do more than complain about state alcohol distribution rules and fees and taxes.
At least three firms – a couple brewers and a winery – are hoping to use the occasion at which Gov. Andrew Cuomo will promote the state’s beer, wine and liquor industry to, instead, rail against the Cuomo’s administration speculated march to natural gas hydrofracking.
Opponents of the controversial drilling method have been one of the steadiest and best organized critics of the governor for at least the past year, and three firms say they are pledging to raise hydrofracking as an issue during Cuomo’s summit at a state theater near the Capitol.
The critics, according to a release this afternoon announcing a press conference for tomorrow morning, will include Eminence Road Farm Winery in Sullivan County, Brewery Ommegang, located outside Cooperstown, and Keegan Ales in Ulster County.
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