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Anti-Fracking Demonstration


In downtown Binghamton Tuesday morning, a group opposed to fracking set up shop on the sidewalk near the Holiday Inn Arena.

Benjamin Perkus is a member of New York Residents Against Drilling. He says the DEC's proposed fracking guidelines are insufficient to protect people and land and should be withdrawn.

Ben Perkus says, "There have been so many comments, criticisms and shortcomings of the SGEIS that all 21,000 people have agreed that this can't protect our land and water. That's why we're requesting that it be withdrawn."

Perkus believes fracking in the state will be delayed. He says an executive order by former Governor David Paterson states that fracking permits can't be issued until all environmental hazards have been addressed.