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Thu Jun 27, 2013, 01:54 PM


Anti-Fracking Protest at Cuomo Fundraiser Calls for NY Ban

Emily Masters

Hundreds of anti-fracking protesters waved signs and chanted in unison in front of the Plaza Hotel Tuesday evening, as Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s fundraising dinner began inside.

“We’re here to send a message to Governor Cuomo, as well as his supporters, that fracking is a danger to New York’s health and communities and environment, as well as a risk to Governor Cuomo’s political future,” said Eric Weltman, senior organizer at Food & Water Watch.

He added that hundreds of Cuomo’s financial supporters would be at the dinner. The cost of a priority table of ten? $50,000, according to the Wall Street Journal. The cheapest seat was $1,000.

As protester Simone Harris led me through the crowd to find the protest organizers, she wasted no time, chanting as we walked: “Ban Fracking Now! Ban Fracking Now!” She grinned, happy to be there.

Read more at http://www.indypendent.org/2013/06/26/anti-fracking-protest-cuomo-fundraiser-calls-ny-ban

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