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Anti-fracking protest draws over 500 to Albany

Jan 24, 2012 12:03 am
An anti-high-impact hydraulic fracturing protest drew over 500 opponents of the controversial gas drilling method to Albany today, according to the Times Union. Protestors gathered this morning in the Well of the Legislative Office Building chanting "no fracking way." Rebecca Melnitsky describes some notable moments in the Times-Union's Capitol Confidential blog. They include: Julia Walsh and Claire Sandberg from Frack Action, who brought a gallon of greenish-water from hydrofracked Dimock, Pennsylvania; protestors pointing out that Bulgaria has banned hydrofracking; farmers in the rally holding locally made bread as everyone marched to the legislative offices; and Josh Fox, the director of the anti-fracking documentary "Gasland," who told protestors that every time he comes to Albany, "there’s more of you and the weather is worse." Read the full story in the Albany Times-Union.