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Frack opponents hold big rally in Albany

Photo from WBFO Albany Correspondent Karen DeWitt

About 1,500 protesters demonstrated at Empire State Plaza ahead of Governor Andrew Cuomo's State of the State address Wednesday.Anti-fracking activists and other environmental advocates staged the noisy noon-hour rally.  The protestors chanted "We are unstoppable, the statewide ban is possible."


Protesters waved signs -- some saying "New York Don't Frack" urging Governor Cuomo to ban hydrofracking.   

Credit Photo by Karen DeWitt
Anti-frack photo

The gas drilling opponents included musician Natalie Merchant, biologist Sandra Steingraber and actress Debra Winger.

Credit Photo by Karen DeWitt
Actress Debra Winger joined anti-fracking protest in Albany

Protestors expressed their opposition to the hydraulic fracturing process used to extract natural gas from the ground.