New York’s Fracking War
Activists rally in Albany; Bloomberg tries to make fracking cleaner.
Today in Albany, hundreds of people took part in a protest pressing New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to ban all fracking statewide. It’s unlikely to happen; an announcement on areas where fracking will be allowed could come as early as next week. But a key way to influence an elected official is to demonstrate popular support for an issue — so to Albany they went. Citizen Action has an overview of the protest.
Meanwhile, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who previously made a massive contribution to the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal campaign, was making his own fracking news.
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