Gov. Cuomo holds book signing instead of addressing fracking issue

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Trips to Pennsylvania drilling sites are emerging as political pilgrimages for New York gubernatorial candidates, as politicians and voters wrestle with fracking.

Green Party candidate Howie Hawkins opposes hydraulic fracturing for natural gas and toured drilling sites in Pennsylvania last week.

Republican Rob Astorino supports fracking and plans to visit a fracking operation this month.

Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo, meanwhile, is steering clear of the issue.