Protestors against the introduction of hydrofracking in Western New York gathered in Niagara Square on Saturday.
The protest followed a symposium held by the Buffalo Association of Professional Geologists at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. Many at the symposium proposed that hydraulic fracturing could be an economic boon for the region if done properly. Opponents claim that the environmental concerns are too significant to bring the controversial practice to Western New York, and they are lobbying for a permanent ban on fracking.
A decision by the Department of Conservation and Governor Cuomo about introducing fracking is still pending.