9hose epubli%an governors ele%ted in !"#" in blue states, in%luding 7%ott 1alker, i%k 7nyder, John ?asi%h and 9om Corbett, supported by their epubli%an legislatures, have established pro@growth ta2 regimes in their states .... following the lead of epubli%an governments in red states su%h as 9e2as and 'lorida.1hy %an8t we do the same here in New York= 9o %ompete, we must. s Governor Cuomo himself has saidA BNew York has no future as the ta2 %apital of the nation.nd there are other smart things that New York %an, indeed must, do, if only politi%s would get out of the way. s we en-oy our meals tonight, there are well over fifteen thousand unemployed New Yorkers in 7teuben, Chemung, 9ioga and &roome Counties D otherwise known as New York8s /ar%ellus 7hale Esweet spot. You, the ndependent 5il and Gas sso%iation of New York, with your tradition of effi%ient, safe and %lean e2ploration and development of hydro%arbons would like to bring e%onomi% prosperity to the 7outhern 9ier of New York...... but Governor Cuomo will not permit it.Pennsylvania and 1est Firginia every day are produ%ing " million dollars worth of /ar%ellus 7hale gas. 9hat rapidly growing # billion dollar a year industry has %reated !$!,""" -obs in Pennsylvania alone, in%luding very good blue@%ollar -obs. &ut in New York...... Governor Cuomo will not permit it.'or perspe%tive, if the /ar%ellus 7hale region were a %ountry, its natural gas produ%tion would rank third in the world, after ussia and the rest of the H.7. &ut in New York..... Governor Cuomo will not permit it.nd be%ause of shale hydrofra%king, the H.7. is on the verge of surpassing ussia as the world0s biggest produ%er of oil and gas with all the benefits of Benergy independen%eB from /id@+ast suppliers. &ut in New York..... Governor Cuomo will not permit it. 9he Hnited 7tates is fast be%oming a ma-or e2porter, to the benefit of our balan%e of payments, of petroleum produ%ts and in due %ourse will be e2porting gas produ%ts in%luding LNG, but New York0s /ar%ellus 7hale hydro%arbons are not developed be%ause....... Governor Cuomo will not permit it.