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Anti-fracking protest held during State of the State address


ALBANY, N.Y. - There was an anti-fracking protest in Albany during the State of the State address on Wednesday.

The demonstrators hoped to convince the governor to expand New York's moratorium on the controversial gas-drilling practice into an outright ban.

 Cuomo did not mention hydrofracking at all during the State of the State address. Whether or not it's a talking point for the governor, activists say they will continue demonstrations.


John Armstrong, the Communications Director for Frack Action was at the protest and said "I think it sends a loud message that this is something New Yorkers have learned about, they've listened to the experts, they care about it deeply.  They've come back year after year to take this message to the governor."

Earlier on Wednesday, the Associated Press reported New York will update its energy plan to rely more on natural gas, but that hydro-fracking within the state to get gas, will not be part of the plan.


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