protests

Protestors standing outdoors in autumn with homemade signs
Jenna Flanagan / Innovation Trail

Before Wednesday’s public hearing even got underway, opponents of the DEC’s proposed regulations for the storage of Liquid Natural Gas held a rally at Tricentennial Park demanding the new rules be scrapped. Many cited a 1973 explosion of a liquid natural gas storage facility on Staten Island which led to a state- wide moratorium.

Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO

More than a dozen protestors rallied outside in a gated area across from Alumni Arena at University at Buffalo on Thursday. They were calling on the President to change his stance on a range of issues. The majority of protestors were there to urge the President to ban the controversial gas drilling practice known as hydrofracking.