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Activists Call on Gov. Cuomo to Ban 'Green Alternative' Fracking


BINGHAMTON, N.Y. -- Environmental activists are asking Governor Cuomo to immediately prohibit the use of all so-called "green" alternative shale fracturing methods.

This comes in response to Tioga County farmers looking to skirt the ban on hydrofracking with water. Instead, the farmers are asking to use liquid propane.

A coalition of more than 700 people sent the governor a letter. They say propane in a gel-form is highly flammable and explosive.

"We've been repeatedly writing the governor, we've been bird-dogging the governor wherever he shows his face and if he wants us to ramp up those efforts again, we're ready, we're willing, we're able to take that action," said Walter Hang, the Toxics Targeting president.

They say this alternative method is a loophole in the fracking ban and they are hoping the state takes a stand.