Anti-Fracking protest bus heads to Albany

By Casey Killian

June 17, 2013 Updated Jun 17, 2013 at 7:51 PM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Thousands of people descended on Albany Monday -- including many from the Southern Tier -- for what's said to be one of the largest rallies against hydraulic fracturing ever on the capitol lawn.

People from the Southern Tier boarded a bus outside Citizen Action in Binghamton Monday morning to head to the capitol.

They're headed to the Crossroads Anti-Fracking-Pro-Renewable Energy rally.

They say the rally is focusing on urging Gov. Andrew Cuomo to ban hydrofracking.

Cuomo has said he will wait until all environmental and health studies are complete before making a decision on whether to allow fracking in New York.

"There was this study that came out written by Mark Jacobson that said we could feasibly be on renewables by 2030. If we had the strong political leadership to be on renewables by 2030, we could feasibly do it," Environmental Organizer Isaac Silberman-Gorn said.

Anti-fracking speakers from all around the country will be in attendance.

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