Friday, September 9, 2011

To frack or not to frack

Recently, the NY Farm Bureau posted a link on their Facebook page to a CNN Money article about creating jobs by drilling for more gas and oil. NY Farm Bureau member Judi Whittaker is mentioned in the article, saying that she supports more drilling on her 500-cow Broome County dairy farm, as long as regulations are in place. The oil and gas industry says that "burdensome" regulations would hamper job creation, according to the article.

On the other side of the issue, a group known as Farmers Against Fracking protested natural gas drilling by hydrofracturing at the NYS Fair on opening day to get their message across to Governor Cuomo.

News network YNN reported on the protest and videos below express farmers' concerns.

A 1-minute video from frackaction:

A 6 minute video by frackaction:

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