Global fracking crackdown hits Binghamton

By Megan Carpenter

October 19, 2013 Updated Oct 19, 2013 at 11:43 PM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) A worldwide event had more than 120 people protesting in downtown Binghamton.

Global Frackdown Day gave people the chance to speak out against fracking, including Binghamton Mayor Matthew Ryan.

One of the event's organizers said an increasing number of people from upstate New York are voicing their concerns on the issue.

He said he hopes Governor Cuomo is listening.

"We're working to keep the pressure on him," said Citizen Action's Isaac Gorn. "We're working to tell him loud and clear that this is a bad choice for New York and a vast majority of us oppose this."

NYPIRG and Vestal Residents for Safe Energy were two other groups that spoke out against fracking.

Gorn said Binghamton was among 22 other cities and towns across the state to recognize Global Frackdown Day.