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Fracking rally planned before Cuomo's State of the State

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Thousands of people against fracking make their way to Albany to rally before Governor Cuomo's State of the State address. Our Carmella Mataloni reports.

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. -- Members of Citizen Action from Binghamton are on their way to Albany to meet with nearly 100 other organizations who plan to rally ahead of Governor Cuomo's State of the State address.

Some protestors believe lifting the fracking ban would do more harm than good. They hydraulic drilling would be a disaster for our health and the environment. Anti-fracking supporters hope Governor Cuomo will see they don't plan to stop fighting for what they believe in.

"Hundreds of us or hopefully thousands of us are planning to act as one giant immune system for the state we love, for the body, which is the state of New York. We love New York and we want to protect it," said Gerri Wiley, a fracking protestor.

On the opposite side of the issue, fracking supporters say the process would be beneficial to communities across the state. Although members of the Joint Landowners Coalition will not be at Cuomo's address, they do plan to rally ahead of the November elections.

Fracking supporters highlight financial benefit


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