Long Islanders rally against hydrofracking in New York State

December 16, 2011
By Karen Rubin
Long Island Populist Examiner

Long Islanders gathered to send a message to Albany that New York State should ban hydraulic fracturing altogether, rather than parse new rules to unleash natural gas extraction companies to dig some 70,000 wells upstate.

Representatives from Food & Water Watch, Grassroots Environmental Education, Reach Out America and other organizations sharply criticized proposed standards as failing to protect the state’s residents from the highly polluting method of gas drilling.