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Fracking protesters gather in Albany

By WKTV News

(WKTV) - Protesters from around the state -- including in the Mohawk Valley -- traveled to Albany on Wednesday to join dozens of anti-fracking groups at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center.

Hydrofracking is a drilling process some groups say pollutes water and the air. A decision on the practice is expected this year.

"It's another extreme extraction of a fossil fuel, instead of moving toward renewable energy," said Mona Perotti, a local citizen against hydrofracking. "It's also a danger to water, the air, the health of people, communities...everything."

The local group departed Wednesday morning by bus from the Westmoreland Thruway Exit.

Action in Albany on fracking has been delayed several times. 

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