Democracy Now: Rallies Held in Albany over Natural Gas Drilling

Thomas K. Duane

January 26, 2010

In Albany, New York, competing rallies were held on Monday over plans to allow for natural gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale in upstate New York. Supporters of the drilling say it will create jobs, but critics say the drilling process known as hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” could contaminate the water supplies of New York City and other areas of the state. State Senator Tom Duane spoke out against the gas drilling.

State Senator Tom Duane: “I have opposed all fracking in New York state. It is way too dangerous. I have also introduced with Assembly member Brennan legislation that would ban it near anyone’s drinking water.”


To see video of Senator Duane, forward video to 9:00 minute mark: