Protestors in Albany are hoping for a ban on fracking

Posted at 8:14 PM, Jun 17, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-17 20:14:43-04

Protesters are in Albany, hoping to convince the Governor Cuomo to place a permanent ban on hydraulic fracturing, or ‘fracking.’

This comes as a statewide Sienna poll released Monday shows voters oppose the practice just 44 to 37 percent.

Protesters say hydraulic fracturing for natural gas harms the environment, and for the first time in several years are beginning to outweigh the proponents..

Energy officials want Governor Cuomo to lift the five-year moratorium on fracking, so companies can start drilling in southern New York.

But, the governor has delayed a decision so the state can continue to study the impact of fracking.