It’s interesting to read that the media’s characterization of yesterday’s Albany anti-Fracking rally was framed this way: “The Independent Oil & Gas Association of New York, an industry trade group, was not amused.”
But unlike Queen Victoria’s clowns, we weren’t trying to delicately and humbly amuse the lofty and mighty powers of the Fracking industry.
As I recall, though it was many hours ago, we were trying to get in the face of the Governor of New York State and demand that he stop Fracking New York State!
We had a lot of experts speak about Fracking and others who described what it’s like living near Fracking sites in Pennsylvania for years.
So, we are not amused at Fracking or the likelihood that Fracking will ruin our water; and, we are most certainly not amused to have the media suggest that it is from a position of superiority and scientific infallibility that the Fracking industry can look down on the citizens of New York State.
More than 1,000 protest fracking in Albany march ALBANY — When more than 1,000 people marched in the streets of downtown Albany to protest hydraulic fracturing on Monday, they left little doubt who they were targeting. Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s name and face were featured on dozens of neon signs wielded by protesters, each of them urging him to ban the much-debated technique used during the natural-gas extraction process. His picture was on the face of a larger-than-life cardboard puppet that adorned one person’s shoulders, with an angel to one side of his head and a devil to the other. (August 27, 2012) Rochester Democrat and Chronicle