Albany group takes stand against hydrofracking

Posted at: 02/24/2014 4:01 PM
Updated at: 02/24/2014 4:04 PM
By: WNYT Staff

ALBANY - A group voted to take a stand against hydrofracking on Sunday, and to support the use of renewable resources.

The First Unitarian Universalist Society of Albany voted on a congregational resolution to oppose the current practice of hydraulic fracturing.

The society has been actively engaged in "green" activities over the years, pledging to use only recycled paper and solar power devices.

Member Sandy Steubing says New York Governor Andrew Cuomo will be deciding on the future of fracking in the state, and they are hoping to influence his decision.

“This is a very good first step for a coalition building amongst interfaith congregations because it's such a moral document we believe that fracking violates our principals of many faith based organizations. So if we pass it we'll be reaching out to the governor with our partners,” said Steubing.

She says the Unitarian Society is made up of members with independent ways of thinking that bring different ideas and positions to the table.