Lawmakers and lobbyists walking from the state Capitol to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State address were met with an intimidating sight: At least 1,000 opponents of hydrofracking wielding signs and chanting as they lined the concourse.
You can get a taste of it in the video below, which depicts a walkthrough of the quarter-mile stretch the protesters took up.
Try as they might, Cuomo’s speech had nary a mention of the controversial technique used in the gas-extraction process. Cuomo aide Howard Glaser said it’s because hydrofracking is still under review by the departments of Health and Environmental Conservation.