Albany, NY, Oct 16, 2012 — The State Capitol has been the scene of numerous noisy demonstrations on hydraulic fracturing. But on Monday it was supporters of gas drilling, not opponents, who were protesting.
A crowd of several hundred, chanting "no more delays", gathered for a march and rally outside the state Capitol. It included landowners in the Marcellus Shale region with gas drilling leases and workers who live in New York but have jobs that are dependent on gas drilling elsewhere.
All said they are tired of waiting, after a more than four year-long reevaluation process that the state has been conducting under two different governors.