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— Supporters of using hydraulic fracturing to produce natural gas are set to demonstrate in Albany.

Hundreds of people are expected to rally at the Corning Preserve on the Hudson River and then march to a park near the Capitol for speeches by elected officials and labor leaders at midday today.

The technology known as “fracking” to free gas from deep in the Marcellus Shale is backed by industry and others who say it will be an economic boon for upstate New York.

Opponents cite environmental concerns, including damage to groundwater from the high volumes of water and chemicals injected into the earth.

Regulators are reviewing the issues and rules that would be put in place if Gov. Andrew Cuomo lifts the current moratorium on fracking.

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ed186
October 15, 2012
9:09 a.m.

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Great FRACKING is a good thing, especially for farmers,land-owners and the people of N.Y. It poses NO health problems what so ever. Go upstate N.Y.!! it's about time. They couldn't make this article any smaller now could they.

Kernan
October 15, 2012
10:16 a.m.

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Wait until the price of gas goes up -- then develop this mineral resource. That is just good business sense.

godzgemz
October 15, 2012
3:34 p.m.

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Glad the pro-frackers are getting out there. I'm tired of the anti-frackers holding our lives hostage. Inexpensive power will be a boon for Americans in the form of jobs as well as more in our pockets. I am sure that the evidence shows that the dangers are not great and it has been very successfully done.

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