The question of whether fracking should be allowed in New York is still under review in Albany. In June, the City of Hudson adopted anti-fracking legislation meant to keep the toxic waste from fracking out of Hudson. Now it seems the sought-after product of fracking--the crude oil--may be transported past the city on the Hudson River.
On Friday, Environmental Advocates of New York circulated a letter warning of a plan "to turn the Port of Albany and the Hudson River into a major transport hub for highly flammable and dangerous crude oil." The fracked oil would arrive in Albany by train from North Dakota and be loaded onto barges for the journey down the river to refineries in New Jersey.
The letter from Environmental Advocates also announces an information session about this plan to be conducted by the Department of Environmental Conservation on Wednesday, February 12, in the auditorium of the Giffen Memorial Elementary School, 274 South Pearl Street in Albany. The meeting begins at 6 p.m.