Anti-hydrofracking advocates protest in Binghamton
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BINGHAMTON, N.Y. -- Anti-drilling advocates staged a protest in front of the State Office Building in Binghamton Tuesday. The protest comes just days after the New York Times reported that Governor Cuomo may allow hydrofracking in certain counties in the Southern Tier.
About thirty residents from different parts of the Southern Tier took part in the protest, carrying signs and props. They also highlighted efforts they've made to ban drilling in their towns.
Protesters say they want to send a message to state leaders that they don't want the Southern Tier to be sacrificed for natural gas drilling.
"Our message is to both Senator Libous and Governor Cuomo, the Southern Tier doesn't want drilling, you've heard a very vocal minority of landowners who say they want it but what we're finding from our door to door survey that’s not the case," said Issac Silberman-Gorn, protest organizer.
The group also plans to travel to Albany on Wednesday for a rally outside the Capitol Building.