Gallery: New York Landowners Assert Their Rights to Natural Gas Frackin...

Yesterday, a group named the Joint Landowners Coalition of New York held an event at the state capitol in Albany to present a “Declaration of Rights” to drill for natural gas on their land. Joined by Republican state senators who are against the state’s current moratorium on hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” the press conference addressed what some upstate landowners decry as the “movement to deny people the right to develop their land.” The state legislature in now mulling an outright ban on fracking, and energy companies have already begun to consider waterless methods to skirt the state’s moratorium.

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