ALBANY — Anti-hydrofracking protesters Monday voiced their continued displeasure with the controversial drilling practice by symbolically delivering 100 loaves of bread to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office.
In a gesture meant to replicate a similar fracking protest in Bulgaria last week, the group of about 400 people delivered the bread to signify what people would lose if hydraulic fracturing was allowed in the state.
The group was turned away by state troopers at the door to Cuomo’s office and retreated peacefully without incident. Some state legislators spoke at a rally in the lobby of the Legislative Office Building, where most senators and assemblymen have their offices.
“I believe if we lay out the red carpet and allow the loopholes they’ve allowed in other states, we’re going to have Republican senators five years from now wishing to hell they didn’t lay out the red carpet to this industry,” said Sen. Greg Ball, R-Patterson, Putnam County. (ARTICLE)