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Anti-fracking protest staged at Lopez’s office

About 25 people picketed in front of the Schoharie district office of state Assemblyman Pete Lopez, R-Schoharie, on Monday. The group decried Lopez' "No" vote on a measure last week to create a two-year moratorium on the controversial natural gas drilling process called hydrofracking.
About 25 people picketed in front of the Schoharie district office of state Assemblyman Pete Lopez, R-Schoharie, on Monday. The group decried Lopez' "No" vote on a measure last week to create a two-year moratorium on the controversial natural gas drilling process called hydrofracking.
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Kathleen Johnson held her 2-year-old daughter Avery in her arms along with a sign reading “No Drill, No Spill.” Johnson joined about 25 others in a protest Monday at the district office of state Assemblyman Peter Lopez, R-Schoharie. Lopez is facing criticism from environmental groups for voting “No” on the hydrofracking moratorium bill approved by the Assembly last week. If approved, the bill would halt permits for natural gas extraction in the Marcellus and Utica ...

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