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Bernie Sanders releases anti-fracking ad

As Presidential campaigns turn their attention to delegate-rich New York and Pennsylvania, the fracking debate has emerged as a wedge between the two Democratic rivals. Bernie Sanders, who wants to ban fracking everywhere, has released this ad:

New York currently bans fracking, while fracking has made Pennsylvania the second highest natural gas producing state behind Texas.
At a rally on Monday, Sanders praised New Yorkers for pressuring Governor Andrew Cuomo to prevent shale gas drilling in the state, and criticized Hillary Clinton, saying the two had a strong difference of opinion over the issue.
At a debate between the two candidates in Michigan last month, Clinton expressed conditional support for fracking.
“I don’t support it when any locality or any state is against it, number one,” she said. “I don’t support it when the release of methane or contamination of water is present. I don’t support it, number three, unless we can require that anybody who fracks has to tell us exactly what chemicals they are using. By the time we get through all of my conditions, I do not think there will be many places in America where fracking will continue to take place.”
New York voters go to the polls next Tuesday, while Pennsylvanians vote a week later, April 26.

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