BUFFALO, N.Y (WIVB) - Western New Yorkers joined together to urge State leaders to ban hydraulic fracking.
The process known as "hydrofracking" blasts water and chemicals into shale, to extract natural gas.
Opponents say it's not safe and can lead to water contamination, earthquakes, and even climate change.
Rita Yelda from the Food and Water Watch says, "New York state right now is the battleground state. We have gas drillers that are wanting to come in and it's the gas drillers versus the people. Today the people are here to say, that we don't want fracking in our state. It's not for us."
This is one of over 150 similar events taking part for what they call a Global "Frack-Down" day of action.
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