Read the rest of the article and listen to the report here.Hundreds of people joined a protest Monday on the bank of the Hudson River in Albany. They're hoping to convince Governor Andrew Cuomo to reject plans for hydraulic fracturing in New York. Companies hope to use the controversial drilling method to extract natural gas from deposits that lie deep underground.
Cuomo is expected to decide any day now whether to give the industry the green light, and activists and lobbyists are scrambling to influence the governor's final plan and to shape how his decision is viewed by the public.The arguments have been framed and locked in for months. Pro-development groups that say central New York's rust belt needs new industry, new jobs. Environmentalists and their allies say fracking would contaminate groundwater supplies, devastating communities and farms.
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