Obama supports the technology as an economic boon that helps make the country more energy independent.
He's expected to find supporters and protesters from environmental groups opposed to it when he visits Syracuse and Binghamton late this week. Parts of central New York and the Southern Tier are on the Marcellus Shale formation, where energy companies want to drill.
Cuomo will meet Obama when he flies into Buffalo Thursday, but won't appear in Syracuse or Binghamton.
The governor has postponed for months a decision on whether to allow fracking. He says he's waiting for a study by Health Commissioner Dr. Nirav Shah.
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