Anti-fracking organizations rally in Albany

Updated: 01/08/2014 5:55 PM
Created: 01/08/2014 9:52 AM WHEC.com

While Governor Cuomo was laying out his plan for the state going forward, protestors were outside the Capitol building, rallying against the possibility of hydrofracking in New York.

Protestors from our area were among the people speaking out in Albany today. They're against hydrofracking, a natural gas drilling process some say can pollute water and the air.

We caught up with those local people as they left and asked them why they feel the need to speak out against the process.

Rita Yelda said, “We've seen the negative impacts come out of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Colorado, Texas. We've seen the contaminated air, the contaminated water, the contaminated land and New York does not want that. We really need to protect this state for future generations.”

Many towns or villages across New York have taken their own action when it comes to hydrofracking, either banning it or putting moratoriums in place until the topic can be discussed further.

In Albany, no official action has been taken, despite promises from the governor to take action before this year's election.


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