Friday, April 25, 2014

Alert

Follow us:
Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Subscribe to this news feed 

News

Capital Region

Anti-hydrofracking groups making their voices heard

  • Text size: + -
Albany/HV: Anti-hydrofracking groups making their voices heard
Play now

Time Warner Cable video customers:
Sign in with your TWC ID to access our video clips.

  To view our videos, you need to
enable JavaScript. Learn how.
install Adobe Flash 9 or above. Install now.

Then come back here and refresh the page.

ALBANY, N.Y. -- The issue of hydrofracking has New Yorkers almost evenly divided. And fearing signals that Governor Cuomo plans to lift the state moratorium, opponents are making their voices heard.

Hydrofracking opponents are calling this a gut-check moment for Governor Cuomo. They say the process jeopardizes water, air and food quality.

Some hydrofracking supporters include land owners hoping for much-needed revenue from hydrofracking.

Actress Debra Winger is an opponent of hydrofracking. She says the issue has already divided her community along the Marcellus Shale.

"I have neighbors that don't wave at me anymore, because they really believe that they do what they want to do on their property and up until now, I really haven't cared what they do on their property, but their property is no longer just theirs. We're all connected," Winger said.

Monday's anti-fracking rally finished with a walk towards the Capitol and entertainment in front of the state DEC offices.

10.11.12.241 ClientIP: 54.227.141.230, 23.62.6.199 UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 (http://commoncrawl.org/faq/) Profile: TWCSAMLSP