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Anti-frackers to Cuomo: This Bud's for you

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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Robert J. McCarthy

Robert J. McCarthy

A native of Schenectady, Robert J. McCarthy came to The Buffalo News in 1982 following a six-year stint at the Olean Times Herald. He is a graduate of St. Bonaventure University, and has been covering local, state and national politics since 1992.

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Tom Precious

Tom Precious

Tom Precious joined The Buffalo News in 1997 as bureau chief at the state Capitol, where he covers everything from statewide politics and state government fiscal affairs to health care, environmental and municipal government matters. Prior to The News, he worked for news outlets in Albany and Washington, DC.

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