Ithaca residents will be among thousands that plan to rally to protest fracking outside Governor Andrew Cuomo's annual State of the State Address, scheduled for Wednesday afternoon. Organizers say buses will leave the Wegmans parking lot on Meadow Street at 8:30am Wednesday.
An anti-fracking rally on the Ithaca Commons. 14850 File Photo.Governor Cuomo, who has been weighing whether to allow fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, a controversial gas drilling technique, is delivering his annual address at 1:30pm on Wednesday, January 8th. The public can watch the address live on the Governor's web site.
Organizers say over a hundred national, state, and local environmental, public health, consumer, and grassroots organizations including the New Yorkers Against Fracking Coalition, Catskill Mountainkeeper, Citizen Action Of New York, Citizens Campaign for the Environment, CREDO Action, Environment New York, Environmental Advocates of New York, Food & Water Watch, Frack Action, MoveOn, NYPIRG, Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter, and Riverkeeper.