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Pete Seeger to Andrew Cuomo: Let's write a fracking song
Simon and Garfunkel. Rodgers and Hammerstien. Lennon and McCartney. Seeger and Cuomo?
Folk music legend Pete Seeger is trying to form an unlikely musical alliance with Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
"Dear Mr. Governor, I've got a song half written," Seeger, a longtime Fishkill resident, scrawled on a piece of blank sheet music paper, proposing the two make some sweet music together with a new song about banning hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.
Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, a nonprofit group founded by Seeger in 1966, tweeted a photo of the note on Friday, the final day in the public comment period on fracking.
Cuomo is weighing whether to allow shale gas drilling using high-volume fracking in the state, as state regulators near completion of a 4-and-a-half-year environmental review.
Seeger is an outspoken fracking opponent. The note was not the long-time environmentalist's only attempt at making his stance known to the governor. He performed at an anti-fracking rally before the State of the State address in Albany on Wednesday.
No word yet on whether Cuomo - or his speechwriters - are planning to help Seeger with his writer's block.