BUFFALO, N Y - On the eve of the first debate between the seven candidates for governor, a second debate is scheduled and three have already agreed to take part.
WBEN radio in Buffalo is reporting, Green Party nominee Howie Hawkins, Libertarian candidate Warren Redlich, and Freedom Party candidate Charles Barron all say they'll participate in a debate on hydrofracking and energy policy.
The debate will take place on Monday October 25, 2010 at Nottingham High School in Syracuse.
"Hydrofracking" is a technique used for extracting natural gas from shale deposits. The two main candidates for governor have already taken some sort of stance on the issue. Democratic nominee Andrew Cuomo said he wants to see an Environment Protection Agency study before taking a stance on the issue.
Republican candidate Carl Paladino has said he supports drilling for natural gas in Central New York's Marcellus shale deposit.
All seven candidates will participate in the first debate tomorrow on Long Island at Hofstra University. Channel 7's John Borsa will be live at the debate. Be sure to watch his reports on Eyewitness News and online at WKBW.com.