Episode 18 of “Walk in the Park,” a public access TV show in Ithaca, NY. See the whole show online below, or if you have cable in the Ithaca area catch it on channel 13 Thursday, August 30, at 9:00 p.m., on Saturday or Sunday at 10:30 a.m., or on Tuesday, September 4 at 8:00 p.m.
Host Tony Ingraham takes us to Thacher State Park outside of Albany and explains some of the geology behind the Marcellus Shale, which is being exploited by deep horizontal hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” in Pennsylvania and other states for “natural gas.” New York has had a moratorium on fracking while it studies the subject before issuing a generic environmental impact statement that will supersede local regulatory control. Governor Andrew Cuomo is said to be about to allow fracking in several Southern Tier NY counties. Opponents of fracking gathered in Albany on August 27 to pledge resistance to fracking anywhere in New York during their rally and march from Corning Preserve Park along the Hudson River in Albany, past the Empire State Plaza to West Capital Park. This episode of Walk in the Park follows this march.